Suppose that I received a somehow terse answer or an answer which is a little bit beyond my level, and that I would like to understand the answer in some more detail. Is it appropriate to ask a question in which I expect to receive an answer explaining and elaborating on that answer?

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    $\begingroup$ As a first step you could ask for clarification via a comment on the answer. $\endgroup$ – quid Nov 20 '16 at 16:54
  • $\begingroup$ @quid I would feel embarrassed if I do that because I already asked for many things and the user edited their answer several times. $\endgroup$ – Cauchy Nov 20 '16 at 16:57
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    $\begingroup$ You could also place a bounty on the question, giving as reason that you seek a more detailed answer. $\endgroup$ – quid Nov 20 '16 at 17:09
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    $\begingroup$ Somewhat related: Clarify an old answer, $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Nov 20 '16 at 17:22
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    $\begingroup$ But, please, don't just write, "can you clarify that?" That gives the answerer nothing to go on, no idea of what part of her two-page answer you're having trouble with. If you ask for clarification, be as specific as you can possibly be as to where exactly the difficulty is. $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson Sep 2 '17 at 23:30

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