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So I posted a question earlier today and it became flamewars and got closed by some older members. I just logged in now after some 6 hours and would like to further specify what I wanted to ask.

Should I edit and reopen the existing question or open a new one and clarify my question from the bottom up?

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It's a little open ended as it stands, as the commenters pointed out. – user7116 Sep 5 '11 at 18:43
    
Yes I know, I was at work when I posted and didn't take the time to clearly specify certain factors that could clearly be important for a clear answer. I'm sorry for that. – thwd Sep 5 '11 at 18:45
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I think the best thing to do (or, what I would do) would be to edit the question then flag the post for moderator attention and request re-opening. (To flag a question, click the "flag" text underneath the tags).

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OK, I thought the flag button was more like to report spam and such... but if it's ok to use it this way I suppose that makes sense. – thwd Sep 5 '11 at 18:46
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the flagging reason "because it needs ♦ moderator attention" > "other" is fine for drawing mod attention for non spam/minor issues. – tombull89 Sep 5 '11 at 19:02

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