I like answering old, unanswered questions because there aren't many new ones I know enough to answer. In many cases the answers are mostly laid out in the comments. I suspect no one then wants to answer the question because it may look like they are stealing the work of the commenters. So, the question becomes an orphan (sad violin sounds). Is it considered poor form to use the comments to help create a thorough, well-referenced answer as long as credit is given to the commenter or commenter reference?
I've already done that here: Is the wind's intensity on Mars similar to Earth?
and plan to do it here: How are the atomic clocks synchronised between worldwide VLBI telescopes?
Or does someone raise an objection to doing so?