I recently posted an answer to this question, then when I received advice in a comment that my answer really didn't answer the question, I reread the question and then attempted to post a comment that I would edit soon.
The comment I tried to write, in which time my answer was deleted:
I took the question as in the title. "How do I convince my parents.. [that my worse path is better]" (Which is: he won't) - but I've reread the questions at the end of the body and see they are more about "how to talk to my parents", so I'll edit shortly.
I understand, that the answer could be considered "not an answer" once I reread the questions in the body, but I wish more time had been given for me to edit, let alone write a comment. The way it was closed, it seems like no part of it was useful, when really the spirit of it was as an expansion of the top voted answer - which also seems to take the same "you won't be able to convince your parents until you do it" approach - and isn't about how to talk with them.
In any case, the time I've already spent on it just to have it closed before I could edit makes me question whether the edit is even worth it - so I'll probably just forget about it.
Is there a recommended delay for taking actions on a post after advising for improvements? Or this is a bad idea for maintenance reasons? (prevents encouraging other, similar posts and needing to come back to check)