Exit strategies for “chameleon questions”
This question might be considered too localized but I am sure this hasn't just happened to me so I want to know how best to proceed.
Yesterday there was an MS Access question that needed some teeth pulling from the original poster to get details to even begin to answer the question. After a lot of back and forth, I was finally able to get enough details to answer the original question and provide the results they initially asked for.
Today, in the comments and by editing the OP has altered the original question so much that my answer no longer applies to the changes they made.
So basically my question for everyone is, should they be directed to accept the answer as given because it did answer the OQ (Original Question) and then they should open a new question? Or should I suck it up and rewrite the answer to now work with the new request they made?
Considering the effort I put into even trying to get the details to answer the question, it probably wasn't even worth it to try and help which is discouraging.