I am having difficulties following some steps of an answer to an existing question. Can I add my question to an existing question? If not, how can I get clarifications.

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You can post a new question explaining you tried what described in an answer given to another question (with a link to that question, if it helps to understand better your question), and what exactly didn't work for you, the difference between what you obtained and what described in the answer, what you expected reading that answer, or what wanted to obtain.

Don't ask your question in an answer for the other question. Answers are for answering the question, and posting an answer to ask questions would cause the answer to be deleted.
Also, don't edit the question to add your question. Similarly, don't edit an answer to add your questions for the user who wrote the answer, or any other question you could have. Editing is not the alternative to commenting when you cannot comment, or asking new questions.

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    Also, don't (suggest an) edit the question to add more questions because that will just be rejected.
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Aug 25, 2018 at 15:34
  • Yes, that too. I will add a note about that.
    – apaderno Mod
    Commented Aug 25, 2018 at 20:28
  • its better to have one question or what solution or steps have you taken and what problem are you having and summarized into a question instead of multiple question against a question, that is likely to be rejected :)
    – Boby
    Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 12:34

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