I have a dilemma:
I have two questions that Tom did a heroic job of trying to answer, including some really useful steps for debugging the issue in a standard case where this kind of issue arose. Unfortunately, due to circumstances I hadn't laid out in my question, it turned out that it wasn't possible for this to get a correct answer. It wasn't really possible for me to provide enough detail either.
What my gut tells me to do is edit my original questions and explain that the cause of the issue ended up being some security fix code given to me by ellislab that seems to have introduced other issues, that the solution for me pending getting that code fixed was to toggle a setting in the control panel, and to mark Tom's answers as correct. Would this be the right course of action or should the question be deleted, or something else?