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- Answering beyond the question's scope 3 answers
It happens from time to time that a question is asked where maybe the asker doesn't understand the scope of what they're asking about. They know what they want to do but perhaps they ask for directions about how to fix it in a less than ideal way.
I just came across this question where a user wanted to replace
I feel this is off the mark. The question is slightly off as the correct answer is actually to take a different approach. People's response to the question (I'm specifically talking about the votes to close) also seem a little misguided because the original question asked for a particular approach that should probably not be used. In fact, the requested approach should probably be avoided.
How should we go about setting a question like this back on track? Or should we stick to the methods defined in the question even if the asker is obviously a little less than knowledgeable on the subject?