The question Is The Examiner a reliable news source? was of dubious quality, and several commenters suggested that it should instead ask, "Do the Celestial Seasonings teas contain dangerously high pesticide levels?" A helpful third party edited the question.
- The original poster accepted an answer to the original version of the question.
- The helpful editor got consensus from commenters but not the original poster.
- The new version invalidates the accepted answer, which is now attracting downvotes.
- The original poster has neither rolled back the question change nor unaccepted the answer.
This puts me in the bad position of having an accepted answer that doesn't actually answer the question (although it does answer the original question). What's the best way to address this?
- Roll back the question? (But it wasn't a great question.)
- Delete my answer? (But it solved the original poster's problem.)
- Change my answer to match the edit? (But that's too radical a change.)
- Do nothing?
I think the root of the problem here is that the edit to the question was too radical a change to make without agreement with the original poster.
Note: Changing my answer to match the question edit would seem ideal, except: 1. Even if my edits are total rubbish, it would still look like the OP accepted them. 2. I am not actually interested in answering the revised question.