This site appears to have a consensus about guidelines for editing others' answers: "Edits are to improve and fix posts, not to change them."
But there's an answer to an old question that I want to edit in a way that does significantly change its meaning. It's my own answer, from three years ago, based on my thinking at the time. Since then I've come to a somewhat different conclusion. Is it fair to edit the answer to bring it in line with my current thinking?
The original answer can be found here: Who named the wrong priest in Mark 2:26?
- It did receive two votes. Those users who voted for the reasoning expressed in the original answer may not agree with the new reasoning. But it's a simple matter for them to remove the votes if they so choose.
- The answer is referenced by one other answer, but my edits would not affect the one point that he mentions.
Update: It took longer than I expected to find time to rewrite my answer. Essentially I'm reaching the same conclusion using different reasoning. If the community thinks I've changed it too much, let me know and I'll revert the old answer and make this one a new answer.
By the way, this answer has a lot of comments that are not related to the substance of my answer--they're simply a criticism of my hermeneutic approach. What does it take to get those deleted? I've flagged them multiple times but nothing seems to change.