My answer to this question was accepted. However I don't believe the question itself will be useful to others in its current state. Is it appropriate to edit a question to be more meaningful to others after the answer has been accepted?

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Edits can always be reverted. If it's obvious you're doing it with good intentions, I see no problems with it.

I recently edited a question title with an accepted answer. Here's my example.

I edited the title from something referencing blender plug-ins to something more generic.


Absolutely. A more general answer is better than a narrower one most of the time. If you need to edit the question to correspondingly be a little more generalized, so be it.

Hijacking a question to fit a pre-fabricated answer is what would be beyond the pale.


Another point: Not such a way that, The Accepted answer becomes invalid. It will be harmful for the site

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    Thanks, that was not my intention as you see from the question above. I try to answer questions resonsibly in alignment with the rules and ethics of the site and come to Meta when I am unsure. I ONLY answer questions when I believe my answers will benefit others. Commented Jun 19, 2012 at 16:36
  • +1. My answer was intended for future users who will see this. I have faith in you
    – Anwar
    Commented Jun 19, 2012 at 17:02

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