Once you go to create a new issue in drupal.org you can see a message that says:

Learn how to report an issue. Use the issue summary template to summarize the issue in the Description field below. Others can also change the summary. Editing the summary does not subscribe you to the issue or notify subscribers, so add a comment describing your changes after any significant edit.

But there are some closed issues like Incorrect call to urldecode() in the www.drupal.org site that don't follow the template format.

Should I edit a closed issue with the issue summary template?

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Yes. It's completely appropriate to edit an issue to clarify the findings, solutions, workarounds etc. and make it easier for people who may look to that issue for reference.

  • thanks, this can include edit the commit message to change the title according to the edit? Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 2:56
  • All too often the paperwork is not covered Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 3:40
  • @LittleCoding What's the paperwork? Sorry but I'm not an english speaker. Commented Mar 17, 2017 at 3:46
  • The supporting documentation would be the "paperwork". Commented Mar 17, 2017 at 4:40

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