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I am not sure if the title is correct but here is the situation.

PHP form variables, errors!

A question was asked, I answered it, then the OP changed the question without accepting my answer (which was valid for the original question) . What is the proper etiquette to handle such a situation ?

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I've left a comment on the question so at least casual browsers will (hopefully) notice. – ChrisF Jun 9 '11 at 10:07
This user hasn't accepted any answer yet. And also no votes cast so that part of the site isn't clear yet. – Toon Krijthe Jun 9 '11 at 10:08
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Since the OP is fairly new to Stack Overflow, he/she probably simply doesn't know better. Add a comment to the question explaining why it's not a good idea to change the question in retrospective and that a new question should be opened in these cases, followed by a nice smiley :)

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doesn't this suffice? 'I have updated the answer above. However you should create new questions for new errors :)' .. emphasis on the smiley! – Sabeen Malik Jun 9 '11 at 11:27
@Sab: Of course, it's perfect! But your question was what the proper etiquette is, hence my answer. – blubb Jun 9 '11 at 11:42
Ah spot on .. thank you :) – Sabeen Malik Jun 9 '11 at 11:42

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