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Etiquette for Russian Doll Questions [duplicate]

I have seen several instances of this over the last week and wanted to get a viewpoint from the higher-ups. This question addresses the corollary to this enquiry Please consider the following ...
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12 votes
2 answers
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How to deal with questions that change [duplicate]

Sometimes, we give a correct answer to a question, and then later, the OP changes the question, so that the answer does not match the question any more. Later, some careless readers come in and vote ...
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How persistent should I be when answering questions? [duplicate]

This had been troubling me for quite some time. I use Stack Overflow mainly for answering questions and learning through them, rather than asking my own. I try hard to help the question askers until ...
12 votes
1 answer
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"This answer is no longer consistent with the current version of the question." [duplicate]

After giving an answer to this question, the author edited the question. Now my answer doesn't apply and I received a comment from another user that it isn't consistent anymore. The author is most ...
9 votes
1 answer
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What to do when a user radically changes their own question? [duplicate]

I'm looking at the revision history for this question, which was closed as off-topic a few days ago. Just a few minutes ago, the OP radically revised it; it doesn't even resemble the original question ...
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14 votes
1 answer
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Just one more thing [duplicate]

This is getting old, sometimes I answer a Q and it feels like doing tech support for my uncle or neighbor. You know, they call every few days with "one more thing". Case: Reset a list using jQuery ...
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14 votes
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How to let a questioner know when they are requesting too much [duplicate]

I have seen it in a couple of places, and am now encountering this currently on a question I have answered. The thing I'm seeing is that the user asking the question is further adding to the question, ...
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What should I do when I want to add additional questions or scenario to my question? [duplicate]

For example, let's say I've asked a question like this: "If I've broken my arms, what should I do?" Someone answered "If you have money, you may go to the clinic." In fact, the answer-er have ...
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1 answer
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Handling creeping questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Exit strategies for “chameleon questions” Quick question about the handling of questions where the OP rewrites the question continually in response to answers that ...
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10 votes
1 answer
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Answer to question reveals 'new' bug => New question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Help Vampire problem Exit strategies for “chameleon questions” I just answered a question, and I got a response from the OP along these lines: "I forgot, ...
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If a question is modified is it proper to respond to the essentially new question with a new answer [duplicate]

There is a question that was clarified by the asker enough so that putting a comment to my question may not be the best approach. If the clarification substantially changes the question is there any ...
2 votes
1 answer
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What to do when your answer is invalidated by a significant change to the question? [duplicate]

I just answered a question on Stack Overflow here. If you look at the history of the question my answer stands OK. But now the OP has changed the question due to some unknown reasons. Due to which ...
6 votes
1 answer
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OP have changed the question that I have answered [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Exit strategies for “chameleon questions” Please accept my apologies if this a duplicate question But OP have changed the the original question that I have ...
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6 votes
1 answer
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Rule on changing a question after a bounty was raised [duplicate]

What is the rule on completely changing a question once a bounty has been raised ? For instance: This is a question for which a bounty was raised and I answered it. Now the question is edited to a ...
4 votes
1 answer
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What to do when the question is updated to make your answer obsolete [duplicate]

I looked over the "your question may already be answered" suggestions box and didn't see anything that fit, but I've been known to miss those before so apologies in advance if this has been ...
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