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I have asked a question and received a good response. But I want more information about it. How am I supposed to go about asking it? Just a create a new question?

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You can reply to comments, that's a good start.

You can also edit your original question asking for clarification.

Good luck!

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Oh, duh. I didn't even see that button :-/ –  Matt Gregory Sep 21 '08 at 12:27
    
It takes some time until the button appears, you need a reputation of 50. –  Torsten Marek Sep 21 '08 at 12:30

You could always add a comment to the answer asking for more information.

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How do we know if anyone has commented on the comment? Is there a notification system in place? –  Alison Sep 21 '08 at 13:22
    
On your profile page, there is a "responses" tab. –  moonshadow Sep 21 '08 at 13:26

I think modifying the original question after there are already many answer can lead to very confusing threads; it can make the highest voted answer either inaccurate or so it answers only a piece of the new question. I think the best way is to either comment on the answer that you want more information on or if what you want more information on is detailed enough, asking a new question that references the first.

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Also, there are tags called "needs-more-answers" and "needs-answer"

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You can also use a bounty to attract more users to your question or request a better quality answers.

Digging six years old question from the grave! :] I don't know, when bounties was introduced to Stack Exchange network, but I'm pretty sure, that it was after this question and all its answers were made. So my answer is a little bit kind of update.

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