My first question on EL&U has generated a surprising amount of answers, discussion and difference in opinion. As the person who asked it, and accepted a controversial answer, I would like to present my thoughts on the answers. Is it therefore acceptable to edit the original question with a summary of responses with some discussion?
I have seen this type of thing on the more code-based StackExchanges, where a poster has added the most suitable code snippet at the end of the question and maybe the reason why it works. Of course, this forum is less technical, so people aren't searching it for a quick and objective answer.
If not, what are the alternatives? Should I respond to each post with its merits individually and then reference others in the response? This would be more difficult, given the brevity and lack of formatting options.