Often users are asked to show a MWE showing what has been attempted to solve the problem.
I've received a good answer to a question. But the answer alone doesn't work completely for my real code.
By adding a bunch of nasty hacks I've been able to make things behave fairly well, but I'm unhappy with the result … well … because of the number of nasty hacks.
I could ask a follow-up question with more precision as to my actual document and incorporate the answer given (which is definitely a step in the right direction), showing where it fails.
Or I could ask a follow-up question including my nasty hacks to show what I've attempted. But this makes the MWE less minimal and harder to see what is essential in my code and what is hack.
What is best?