# When you don't phrase a question well

I recently asked this question. I asked for a "sufficient condition", but of course, I had in mind a certain kind of answer, as it's trivial to find "some sufficient condition" for any statement. The problem is, I got an answer that didn't satisfy me, but I can see how other people would see it as a bona fide answer. I then edited the question to make clear what I was looking for.

What's the right approach in this case? Accept the answer and ask the question again, clarified? Or edit the question to make it clearer?

• Accept, ask again, and make a link to your previous question. Specify how a new answer should be different. Oct 13, 2013 at 20:39