A couple of days ago, I was wondering about an apparent redundancy in the closing words of General Hux's speech in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What I should have done was sit on the question for a couple of days and figure out how to ask it, but I posted it right away as "Was General Hux's Speech Ad-libbed?" What I meant to ask (20/20 hindsight) was more along the lines of how rigorously he rehearsed his speech, but as it stands right now it's a pretty lame question, totally deserving of the downvotes it received.
So what should I do? Is there a way to admit, "OK, I asked a bad question, please don't downvote it any more than it already is"? Should I edit the question? Or should I just let it fade into the background?