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Policy regarding changing questions after a period of time?

Is there a policy about changing the question after a period of time has passed since asking it and when there are already quality answers?
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How to deal with multiple questions asked in one?

There are many questions currently in our system that have more than one distinct question stuffed into a single posting. Two quick examples: Cholent falafel Bracha Why is chicken “meat” (w.r.t. ...
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Generalizing a specific question

A question asks about case A. All the answers explain the rule with respect to cases A and B which have the same rule (or at least no one has yet to find a distinction). Is it appropriate to ...
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Let's make Mi Yodeya more friendly to people and machines that can't see images: alt text fix

Background Today in the chatroom, we were discussing the practice of adding meaningful alt text to images on the web. Alt text is displayed when the image cannot be displayed and is therefore ...
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Dealing with incorrect answers

Suppose an answer is blatantly incorrect. (E.g. it quotes a Talmudic passage to answer the question, but the passage in question actually says the exact opposite.) I would assume that normally the ...
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What to do with fixable request for psak questions

A few times I have come across questions like this one, kasher a nonkosher Le Creuset pot?, that are put on hold due to a clear request for psak but if edited could yield a good(?, at least on topic) ...
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Should vague titles be clarified?

Should questions with vague or ambiguous titles be edited to more specifically indicate their contents? If so, with how heavy a hand (i.e. how much deferrence should be paid to the poster's right to ...
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Rules regarding the name of G-od in the website?

I'm a bit shocked to see how The Name is written without any "changes" in it and how the vocalization is freely unveiled. Since it's completely forbidden to pronounce or use in vain, I would like ...
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Allow editing of site-specific tag wikis in meta

As discussed here, it would be quite useful for us to create a meaningful tag wiki for weekly-topic-challenge, but unfortunately, it seems that we actually can't edit tag wikis here on Meta; tag wikis ...
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How can we encourage posters to fix their questions?

Related/followup to this post. Many posts get closed for being unclear. In a previous discussion (above link) someone suggested that we are closing too many questions as unclear. In my answers there ...
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Link only answers

There are several examples of link only answers which are as we know deprecated and not very useful for this site. Usually someone comments on the answer requesting a summary of the link, or similar ...
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Exclude tag changes from 'active' list

Especially on the smaller stackexchange sites, the main page's active list is the main place to go to see the new activity. However sometimes, new answers and questions are lost, or flushed through ...
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Shouldn't people be notified when a voted upon answer is later edited?

This one's been bugging me for a while. Many times, people will vote on my answers, and then I'll edit it afterwards. They should be notified when I edit it, so that they can choose to see if they ...
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Deleting partially obsolete comments

Should comments that have been made partially obsolete (e.g., by clarifications that were requested in the comments subsequently being incorporated into the question) be subject to deletion by ...
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Let's fix our now-broken images

Stack Exchange is in the process of switching to HTTPS on all sites. As part of this, they have already fixed links to images hosted on imgur (which is where images go if you upload them in a post). ...
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What to do with an answer that's part-right, part-wrong?

Consider this recent answer about dealing with smoke detectors making annoying noise on Shabbat. In it, the answerer, coming from a point-of-view outside traditional Judaism but knowledgeable and ...
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Should we edit or comment information that forms the basis of another's question?

When I know what another user's question is based on, should I leave them a comment, telling them to edit this source into their question, or should I just go ahead and edit it? This question, at ...
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Is it possible to view previous versions or edits/revisions of questions?

Is it possible to view previous versions or edits/revisions of questions, like on Wikipedia?
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Is it possible to edit a deleted question?

Is it possible to edit a deleted question? This question is its own answer. The following text was added by a mod, by the original author, and by another 10K+ user, while the question was deleted, ...
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What should we do with edits to questions that invalidate answers that found a way around the original question?

Our current policy is that if there is a question with an upvoted answer, the asker should not edit that question to clarify his intention if it invalidates the answer. In my experience, when that ...