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This question was closed as non constructive.

I won't argue against that as

  • there were two questions in one
  • only the Pythia can answer the one appearing in the title

But I feel this question and its answer might be useful if renamed accordingly to the good question

"How to do a SOAP call in Go today ?"

I don't do it myself because I'm the answerer and I'm not sure this would be seen as correct.

Could you please tell me if I may proceed or if it's better not to make such a substantial change ?

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Link to the question please? – Bart Sep 9 '12 at 10:52
@Bart Ooops... Fixed. – Denys Séguret Sep 9 '12 at 11:12
in the title you suggest, I'd consider changing fuzzy "today" with something more substantial, with something like "while there are no Google APIs for Go yet" – gnat Sep 9 '12 at 11:36
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I probably edit about 50% of the questions I answer. I don't see a problem with this.

You have to be careful not to change the question and to not change any code but if you can make a question better and less likely to be closed or more likely to be re-opened then you should do so.

In your particular case I would change it as you've described to re-focus the question into a "good" one. However, you should also ensure that you don't invalidate your own, or others, answers, which would imply that you have to retain the actual question.

I wouldn't vote to re-open this question; even if you reword it.

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