I have been involved with a couple of questions that have gone on to create a 2nd page of comments following my first answer. Now I must admit to not being very good at reading missed questions if I have been away for a while and dont keep a list of questions that have comment strings running on them so I am probably guilty of leaving questions 'blowing in the wind'. If you have been affected by me like this then I apologise. This extended comment string has led me to offer 'offline' help by getting the questioner to email me direct for us to continue to work on the problem.
So far I have a 50% success rate - 1 got fixed the other had to be given up as unresolved. The problem that we got sorted had the solution posted back on the original question on this site.
What I want to ask is whether this is an OK thing to do? I wouldnt expect others to do it as they might have a life and therefore have something better to do with their spare time and I wouldnt suggest that any question being asked should expect it but am I acting incorrectly?
This is still on a voluntary basis, I am not a private contractor, in whole or part, and dont request or accept any form of payment or remuneration for this work.