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!

  • 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.

  • How do we know if anyone has commented on the comment? Is there a notification system in place? – NakedBrunch 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.


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

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


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

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    No, there isn't. These are meta-tags and are long gone. – ale Mar 16 '17 at 20:09

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