I saw a question from a new user. It was pretty poor and looked unclear what he wanted. But I put myself in his shoes, and to me it seemed apparent.
So I wrote up an answer.
A few minutes later the question was closed as "primarily opinion-based". Which it was. Which is reasonable and correct behaviors
However, in the course of writing up my answer, I had seen how it could be considered in a non-opinion based way. So I edited the post, to make it non-opinion based. It was substantial edit, since I took the question from being a highly specific question: "Is X good" to a more general question "Why is X good, how can I tell?"
I figured that the question asker would either reject it if it was too big, or accept it. It was most certainly a big edit, but I figured it would be easiest to give the new user an example of how it could be asked.
The edit was accepted by 2 reviewers from the review queue.
A few hours later, a high rep user came and rolled back the change. As being too large an edit. Which I think is fair enough.
However, now I am in a odd position. I am quiet satisfied with my answer, particularly when it is taken to the revised question (which is now rolled back). I would like the information in it to be available to future people. It is stuff I would have liked to know when I started the game. But as an answer on a closed and negitively scored question, it is not going to be easily found. Particularly since the needed key word to find it on google are in my reverted edit.
I see 3 options:
- Comment and try and get the Asker to edit the question so that it is better. Seems unlikely, they have not been on since then. Likely got scared off by getting multiple downvotes in the first few minutes on the site.
- Delete my answer to this question. Then post my Edited question, as a new self-answered question.
- Consign this answer as out of my control and business.
Which would be best?