Is there anything that you think should be done with questions like "How can I change the legend's location in a pgfplot?" which turn out to be answered by the questioner and for which the correct response is totally unrelated to the question? Such questions are pretty much useless for archiving purposes — I'm not saying it was a bad question, just a question that won't come in handy for anyone in the future.

I guess I'm largely thinking about editing the title and retagging the question based on the actual answer rather than the original thought behind the question. What do you think?

  • Here's another example. This seems pretty useless as a question but none of the vote to close options seem right.
    – TH.
    Commented Oct 28, 2010 at 6:24

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I’m all for editing the title and retagging. I can’t cite an example but this is done sometimes on Stack Overflow and I guess it’s the sanest course of action.

Furthermore, it shouldn’t be offensive to the OP, i.e. it’s an acceptable edit.

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    +1, but please always leave a comment with the reason for the title change.
    – Caramdir
    Commented Oct 17, 2010 at 15:37

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