I've encountered a weird situation where a user wants to edit a question to (essentially) suit his answer.
The original question is here:
The original question was merely titled "How to block internet traffic of an application", but the body of the question stated: "Little Snitch can block internet traffic of a particular app. Can I do something similar without (paying) Little Snitch?"
So, in short, it was asking for a free alternative to the well known Little Snitch app.
The answer in question is here: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/193179/22563
The answer simply recommends using Little Snitch, ignoring the asker's awareness of it, and request for an alternative.
I downvoted the answer and let the answerer know why.
He's now suggesting the question be changed so that it "removes any references to a particular software" so that a reader "can then simply ignore the answer that already mentions the option that [they] do not care about".
I can see validity in this, however I wonder if it's changing the original question too much? Is it like changing a question like "What is a free alternative to Photoshop" to "Give me a list of photo manipulation software (paid or unpaid)?"
How much should we change original questions?
Edit: It's worth noting that a knock-on effect of changing the question in the way suggested would mean that the following question would no longer be a duplicate: Free firewall and network monitor Application like the LittleSnitch?