When writing questions on Stack Exchange, sometimes the questions get altered or modified by moderators (to "make them better"). Sometimes, to such an extent that the final question bears little or no resemblance to the original question.
If this occurs, there should be an easy way for the original poster to either
- retract the question if they no longer think the question represents their original post (not possible if someone has already answered it)
- withdraw their name (avatar) from the question
Although at the bottom of the question it does say "edited by..." and the name of the editor, but most people would take this to mean minor spelling corrections. This creates the impression that the questioner has asked a question that they haven't.
There should be a simple button for someone to "disown" a highly-edited question. The question would still be visible. But then it would say "question by Anon (disowned). Edited by XYZ."
Alternatively, it should say at the bottom whether the original poster supports or disavows a particular edit.