What if I ask a question that is of the "How do I ...", not "Can I ...", and the only answer I get is "You can't". You can't is an Answer, but not a solution to my question. If it's the only answer to my question, is in indicative I should reword my question, or that I should delete it and move on, or should I just accept the answer based solely on the fact that the user attempted an answer. The "You can't" answer DID lead me to determine that actually I can do what I'm asking, but it requires me to download the source (vim in this case), and actually modify the source and re-compile. Technically, an actual answer to my question would be more like:
"In vim source, look in module quickfix.c and look at function formatOutput(), ..."
Now, I don't expect someone to actually do that much work just for reputation, so am I asking a non (meta) question? should I just accept the user's effort and move on?