The question What supplement is most chemically similar to chamomile? was posed in MedicalSciences.SE and was subsequently closed for personal medical advice.
2 days later, Active ingredient of Chamomile was posted by the same person.
Both questions ask about the same thing and so I commented on this in the second question linking to the first so both were linked together in MedicalSciences.SE.
In response I was told that:
I think this is a (rare) example of a closed question resubmitted in acceptable form (after the edits). I don't think it can be answered, but I don't think it's off topic either.
This got me thinking what might be the best approach. I could have asked this in MedicalSciences.SE Meta, but this is a question which affects all StackExchange sites.
Is it best to leave the original question as-is with the closure and reason (to highlight more to others that these questions will be closed) then submit an on-topic version?
One problem with this as I have seen on some stacks is that the closed question can lead to massive numbers of downvotes detrimental to the OP's reputation score.
- Is it best to edit the closed question and ask for reopening (to reduce number of closed questions and help with a tidy stack of questions and answers)?