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I asked a question some time ago and, after reading the answers and thinking the problem on my own, I realized that my question wasn't clear enough.

I now have a better way to ask the question and also know the answer (knowing the right question leads to the right answer). Should I edit my question and add an answer myself? I worry that this would leave the answers which are already there a bit out of context.

What is a good way to proceed?

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Should I edit my question and add an answer myself?

The answer to this can found with this question: If you update your post with your new/actual question, do the existing answers still answer your query?

If they do answer the new question, feel free to edit it in. If they do not answer the new question, make a new post (and reference the original and emphasize how it is different, as some might want to close as a duplicate).

Should I edit my question and add an answer myself?

For the first half, as above; for the second half, absolutely. Self-answered questions are (almost1) always welcome.


1 Caveats include off-topic questions, such as homework or non-mainstream physics.

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