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For an iterative review, is it okay to edit my own question to include revised code?

You have several options for follow-ups: Accepting an answer If one of the answers gives you good advice with clear directions for improving your code, just accept the best answer and upvote any ...
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How should we deal with askers fixing off-topic questions when an answer has been posted?

Answers to off-topic questions are already invalid One way to look at this is to say that if a question is invalid, it should be closed and not answered. Answering an invalid question sends exactly ...
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Old messy questions

We should just leave them alone There is no good solution to these mixed-bag questions with code in varying states. If there was an easy solution, we would have done it already. As it stands, my ...
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What should I do if someone continues to edit the question after being told to stop?

Flagging it for moderator attention was justified. Thanks for your vigilance and for doing your part to keep the review process fair. I've reminded the user of the rule and closed the question as "...
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What should I do if someone continues to edit the question after being told to stop?

As @200_success has mentioned, flagging was justified. Had you reverted again, then the OP may have done the same, starting a rollback war. Never try to engage in a rollback war. If one ever occurs,...
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How should we deal with askers fixing off-topic questions when an answer has been posted?

I used to place a comment on an answer of an off-topic question, stating that the answerer should refuse to answer off topic questions. Sometimes this went well and the answerer removed his/her answer,...
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Changed question code - what to do?

It somewhat pains me to do this, but as it stands, the question needs to be rolled back. So that's also what I did. As MartinR observed in the comments to your inquiry here, answers to off-topic ...
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Rollback reason

Lock the question as soon as it is answered. Sound a bit too drastic. Locking is a moderator tool with good reason. For one the lock mechanism implemented by SE currently only allows completely ...
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Preventing the ability to re-open off-topic questions by explaining how it's broken in an answer

Hypothetical situation: OP asks a question involving broken code. Question starts collecting comments asking to clarify or explaining what's wrong with the question; down and close votes rain, too. ...
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Can an OP add missing keyword(s) to code?

No the question should stay as it is, because not only would this edit invalidate two answers (first, second) but I think we would send the wrong signals as well. It would look like it could be ...
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What do we do with out-of-sync questions?

A rollback is a dangerous option and should always be considered carefully. And yes, I've screwed this up myself at least once, so don't beat-up yourself too much about it either. The entire point of ...
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Code in a question was changed after getting suggestions via answers and/or comments?

Modifying the question to incorporate suggestions from answers is called answer-invalidation. Doing that on any Stack Exchange site is considered to be an abuse of editing privileges. In addition, ...
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Request to re-open "Find out relation between Devices…" question

First I'd like to apologies that you've been put in this horrible situation. Whilst your code was off-topic to start off with, you've tried many ways to get the question to be on-topic. Mostly to be ...
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Should we allow answer invalidation for otherwise off-topic questions?

Let me quote the answer to which @Mast posted a link in his answer: Answers to off-topic questions are already invalid One way to look at this is to say that if a question is invalid, it ...
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Preventing the ability to re-open off-topic questions by explaining how it's broken in an answer

The first consideration is, is the code broken in a way that makes it off-topic? It's only off-topic if the question asks for help to fix a bug (or if it looks like the author is unfairly feigning ...
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Is it okay to edit part(s) of code not yet reviewed?

The one time to revise code after receiving an answer is if advice is given in a comment. Unlike answers, comments are temporary and do not have to remain. If you find something yourself and would ...
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About answer-invalidating edits

Code must not be edited after an answer has been posted Code must not be edited after an answer has been posted even if the answer is still valid after edit. Help Center states However, any aspect of ...
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For an iterative review, is it okay to edit my own question to include revised code?

I came here because of The moderators have had a discussion, and we are proposing new guidelines for posting follow-up code. Specifically, we would like to end the practice of letting the OP append ...
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Request to re-open "Find out relation between Devices…" question

It happens regularly that the code in the post is broken (or otherwise not ready for review), but the problem is too complex to explain or demonstrate in the limited space afforded by a comment, and ...
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Request to re-open "Find out relation between Devices…" question

The code in question, although you state it is your code and you maintain it and you have added enough context, is too much obfuscated. In its current form it just looks too much like example code ...
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Can an OP add missing keyword(s) to code?

Why do you need to come to meta? In this case both parties involved are ok with it. Let them edit their posts however they want. Surely we don't need a rule that says: If an answerer agrees and ...
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Should we allow answer invalidation for otherwise off-topic questions?

Note: By time of posting of this meta question, the question in question wasn't closed yet. It is now. Should we evaluate it on a case by case basis? To the best of my knowledge, that's how it ...
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Preventing the ability to re-open off-topic questions by explaining how it's broken in an answer

Here's a quick history of what happened on this question. The OP wrote: but for some reasons I don't know, although my heap sort program works well, I still got the runtime rejection from Leetcode. ...
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