General question: if a question by another user is put on hold by moderators because it is 'unclear what you are asking' is it ok to edit it to make it clear what is being asked?
This came up with this question: 50 villager problem
This question does not show what efforts the poster made to solve the problem himself but it seemed like an interesting problem to me so I posted a comment with a hint on how to solve it. Then the question was put on hold as 'unclear what you are asking'.
It seems pretty clear to me what the poster was asking so I added the edit with a hopefully clearer reformulation of what the question is. Is that a reasonable thing to do? If moderators agree that the question is now clear, should the on hold status be lifted?
Note that the original poster gave me a thank you note and an upvote for my comment, so from his perspective, the questions are solved but the current status on SE doesn't really reflect that so it seems unsatisfactory to me.