This has almost certainly been asked elsewhere.
I had recently posted a question about firing a sci-fi laser rifle with specs on what I thought a good stereotypical weapon would be. See people answered the question as asked, while others inferred the spirit of the question correctly, and provided excellent answers not meeting the specification.
I'd like to select an answer and close the question, but I'm not sure how best to. I could :
- Select one of the answers that answers the question as written,
- Modify the text of the question to make it more open to the other answers, and choose one from the broader lot,
- Something else
What's the best approach?