Many questions have been asked about various bugs and ways to get around them. Everyone knows that the PC has a Console where you can do pretty much everything, such as placing 20 Dragon Priests in Whiterun and watch everyone non-essential die. Skyrim, while it is a good game, does have bugs.
Depending on if the person has a PC or a Console, I may have a different answer to the question; usually I will be able to help a PC with a bug via console, but way less likely with a 360/PS3.
I propose that to make answering these questions easier, anyone who asks a question about a Skyrim bug (possibly other multi-platform games as well) be encouraged to state what console they are playing on, whether by tag or by wording in question.