I originally had a question: How many people who participate here on writing se have become successful authors?
This question actually had two questions inside it, causing it to become classed as too broad. However, @Sescepitus put a bounty upon it, meaning that it couldn't be closed. Two days before the end of the bounty, one of the users (@ChrisSunami) suggested that I split my original question into two parts. As I was pressed for time (I had parents' evening in ten minutes), I replied that I would do it the next day.
However, @Cloudchaser (the user whose answer I had accepted and whose answer had been granted the bounty), ignored my comment about me doing it the next day, and did as @ChrisSunami suggested and split my question for me into two parts.
The second part of the question: What is the most fundamental advice when it comes to writing?
Now, I'm annoyed by this for several reasons:
- The question which I had wanted to ask has been altered to reflect what @Clouchaser interpreted my question as.
- The question received 19 upvotes, around 6k views and has around 12 answers. Clearly, this question has been well-received and undoubtedly, @Cloudchaser has received a lot of reputation from this as well as a badge or two. I'm not trying to sound petty here, and neither is this an attack on @Cloudchaser, but I'm feeling slightly angry that, even though I said I would post the question the next day, @Cloudchaser went ahead and did so and as a result, gained reputation and badges.
- The question posted by @Cloudchaser doesn't contain a link to the post containing my first question, neither is there any acknowledgement at all that it was my question, and that I asked it.
What can be done about this? Would it be possible for the moderators (I may be overestimating their power here) to transfer ownership of the question to me? (As I was the one who was supposed to ask the question)
- I was surprised that the question hadn't already been asked, and was intending to make it community wiki after a week or so as I knew it would contain valuable information for aspiring writers (which, based on the comments on that question, some seem to agree with).
- I'm not overly angered by @Cloudchaser's actions, yet I am frustrated by it (which I assume is understandable).
- I admit that, apart from fixing the question so that it's what I intended to be asked, the only other purpose I want ownership of the question to be transferred to me is because I feel that I deserve to be credited with it (and inherit any reputation gained / any badges awarded because of it).