I thought I had seen this question asked before on Meta but now I can't find it.
I had a question recently about "how to convert a large particle system to an object efficiently?" I found the question on BSE and it has an accepted, well-received answer. However, to me the answer's unclear as it seems to assume a certain level of understanding that I apparently don't possess. Both the inquirer and responder are now inactive.
So the generalized question is: How can I get more clarification on an answer without asking a duplicate question?