I may not be good at using the search feature, so I couldn't find a duplicate of this.
Question: If I do not understand the answer to one of my questions, and the answerer disappears(or he has been offline for a long time), I don't expect anyone to notice my comment asking for:
- Clarification or help in understanding part of the answer
- Proof of part that seems a little handwavy
Is it acceptable to ask a new question clarifying part of an answer or asking for proof of some statement within that answer, assuming it is an appropriate stand alone question?
Should I provide a link to the previous question(even if it isn't required at all)?