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Today I was in the scenario where I didn't post the question, but I did run the code that the asker posted and got different results. I added the code I ran and the results to a comment (icky formatting), but was thinking: is it better for me to edit the original question to include my results?

If not, where do they go?

Post in question.

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In this particular situation, I would avoid editing the other person's question with your results, since it should be up to them if they want to include it. If you get a differing result, merely stating such in a comment would be sufficient.

If you asked the question:

If the new code and results don't yet answer your question, include the code and/or results in your question. You can add a dividing section (---) after your initial question to include that.

If they do answer your question, you have the option of adding an answer yourself, or upvoting/accepting the answer that led you to the solution.

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What about if the question was asked by someone else? – stanri Jun 19 '12 at 18:30
    
If the question was asked by someone else, it's up to them to add it. I find it to be good form to do so, since it keeps all of the information in a neat place (comments don't do jack for formatting). – Makoto Jun 19 '12 at 18:31

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