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Does it make any sense to edit a question which I have flagged and will probably be closed?7

An example would be to add the [homework] tag to a bad homework question.

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    $\begingroup$ Probably not, it gives the op an insight of how to ask questions in future in a better way. $\endgroup$ Oct 28, 2013 at 18:33
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    $\begingroup$ @rijulgupta Isn't that precisely what we're trying to do? Get people to ask questions better? $\endgroup$
    – tpg2114
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In your example, always add the . In fact, I would say always edit the tags on good and bad questions if appropriate. After all, you may flag it but it might not get closed for awhile.

I call my approach to bad specifically the DEF method -- Downvote, Edit, Flag.

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It can still be useful for people who come across the question later and may look to it as an example of how to ask their own questions. So I wouldn't call it a bad idea. But it's not as important to edit a question which is going to be closed as it is to edit those which are going to stay open.

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