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How far should we go in rewriting off-topic questions in order to make them on-topic?

In the spirit of member Ben's Miller's concern, that SE tends more towards deleting rather than saving, I'd say the edits were on target. The last thing I want is another thing to address via FAQ, ...
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Changing the question after it's answered?

mhorans's answer is right. We don't address this explicitly in the tour/TOS, etc, but did discuss a bit with regard to saving questions that were off-topic, but at the same time, interesting, and just ...
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Changing the question after it's answered?

You can roll back the edit, if the change to the question invalidates the answers by fundamentally changing the scope and point of the question. Of course that can spark a edit war....
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Editing out an incorrect term that a question is centered around

How about adding a bracketed note referring to the editing correction? Square bracketed notes are often used by editors to indicate changes made by a person other than the original author. e.g.: ...
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How far should we go in rewriting off-topic questions in order to make them on-topic?

I do appreciate the effort, and in general I think this is not a bad idea. I have also made some major rewrites to questions in the past to try to keep them from getting closed or to try to reopen. ...
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