I just posted a question last night and someone provided a valid answer, but there was a typo in the question statement. So, although the solution is perfect for the question I asked, it is not for the question I intended to ask.

Should I just edit the question or accept the answer and ask again, this time with the correc statement?


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    $\begingroup$ +1 for asking. $ $ $\endgroup$
    – Did
    Commented Apr 6, 2013 at 18:32
  • $\begingroup$ +1 For self-referential post (see typo in title) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 17, 2013 at 8:33
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    $\begingroup$ @MattN. That's hilarious, my bad. $\endgroup$
    – misi
    Commented Apr 17, 2013 at 8:39

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It is better not to edit the question in a way that makes existing answers wrong.

Ask another question.

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    $\begingroup$ But make sure to link each question to the other, and explain what you are doing, so people can see what is going on, and so your question doesn't get closed as a duplicate by people who remember the earlier version and overlook the difference. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 7, 2013 at 4:26

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