While I love how usually quickly you can get answer on this forum, sometimes it leads to problem, when the person asking forgets to precise the question and someone meanwhile already answered... unfortunately not exactly on the topic that question's author had in mind.
Lets say I'd like to ask about the hair loss problems among elves:
Has there been any description of bald elf in literature?
For which I get answer that
Yes, there was an X in book Y that lost his hair after meeting the fire-breathing dragon Z
Uh, yes... it is right, but I really meant "natural baldness", so I should I now:
- Edit my question pointing that I had in mind "natural causes" such as age - this invalidates the answer which is (apparently) frowned upon
- Point my correction in the comment to the answer - which in turn (since not everyone reads the comments) won't stop another person from describing yet another case of elf that lost hair in accident
- Drop the question completely and re-edit it - this would kinda put the work of people that already answered to waste.
Well, of course I should clarify everything perfectly at the first time, but after all, I'm just a human prone to make mistakes.