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Generally they need to be deleted or updated. If the author is a regular a comment indicating that the question has changed and that they should edit or delete their answer is best. If the author is a drive by or hasn't been to the site in a while then you've got a choice to make. If a minimal edit can be made to bring it into the new scope of the question ...


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Yes Questions can be clarified, but new questions aren't clarifications and should be posted as separate, new questions. The correct course of action is to revert to the last version that wasn't a different question. (Further edits may be appropriate to clean up, clarify, or whatever that revision still needs that didn't happen because of the new-question ...


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Your edit to make it system-agnostic substantially changes the scope of the question. When a Question Changes Completely, Should it be a New Question? says this should be a new question, not an edit. Accordingly I've rolled that question back to revision 16, the version that was about D&D 5e. Originally you ask: It seems the game developers consider ...


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This doesn’t have a firm, rules-based answer. I think it can’t have one. The question I ask is: Did this edit improve the question, or did it change the question? The answer to both can be yes, notably. Most of the time one will be no and the other yes, which I think tells us whether an edit is a problem to undo or a good thing to move forward with. When ...


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This particular question should be considered constrained to the list it offers up to early 2017. We should update its title to specify “up to March 2017” or “up to Tales of the Yawning Portal”. The question text should otherwise be left alone; the list of adventures makes its scope clear. Then, if we want an up-to-date list, it should be asked separately. ...


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This is why we don't like (and shouldn't answer!) questions that have multiple separate questions in them. The fundamental solution is to not answer them in the first place before they're fixed. After the fact, updating or deleting the answer is usually the solution. In the case where the question was changed inappropriately, we roll back the question edits....


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When a question changes, any answers that do not answer the new version of the question should be changed as well. There's a very simple reason for this: The purpose of this site is to provide useful answers to questions. If an answer does not fully address the question as it is posed at the top of the page, that answer is not a useful answer to that ...


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I would start by asking the OP to update his own question. In this particular case, it's my question, and having been alerted to this, I'll update it over the weekend. If the OP gives no answer but his intent is clear (i.e., OP wrote something like "the current X" or "at the time of this writing, X", then OP is covering all existing X at ...


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