This has probably been covered on every other SE site out there, but I don't know the answer, so I'm asking it here.
What do we do when a title and a question don't match (probably due to confusion on the part of the OP)? Especially when answers have already been provided that address either the title or the question, or maybe both...
The question I'm referring to is this one, with a title asking about the doctrine of Sola Scriptura, but the question itself asking about personal Bible interpretation. The OP has acknowledge that the question isn't really about Sola Scriptura... so it's not a question of differing definitions... it's just a question of "what do we do now?"
There's probably no reason to spell out all the possible courses of action, since there's probably a well-defined course of action from other SE sites. But just for the sake of completeness, I'll go ahead and mention the options I've thought of (there are likely others I haven't thought of):
Leave everything as-is.
Pros: It's easy. It makes the answers match the question (whether the answer addressed the title or the question).
Cons: It makes searching difficult. If/when someone asks a question that is really about Sola Scripture, it may be erroneously closed as a duplicate.
Re-title the question to match the question.
Pros: Well, they would match.
Cons: Makes some answers no longer match.
Note: The question was retitled previously by me, but rolled back. This being the reason for the question in the first place.
Re-form the question to match the title.
Pros: They'll match.
Cons: Some answers will no longer match, and it's probably more complicated than #2.
Close the question as "Not a real question" or similar, and let the OP re-ask what he really meant.
Pros: Title and question will match. Existing answers continue to match the title and question.
Cons: More work for the OP and those who would answer.