I voted to close this question.
I think the core of the question is good: "How do I discuss money before investing my time in pursuing a potential job?"
The issue is that the asker is commenting on every answer saying, "But this doesn't work."
On one hand I think this question will be useful to future readers who may be in the same situation. On the other hand I don't like the constant commenting as it is turning in to a discussion rather than a Q&A. The question as-asked is good and useful, but the asker's comments indicate that it isn't useful to the asker.
I see three possible ways to handle the question:
Edit and Reopen
Right now the questions reads as "How do I discuss money before investing my time in pursuing a potential job?" What he is actually asking is "How can I negotiate a salary well above the expected/advertised range of the opening prior to proving that I have the skills that merit such exceptional treatment?"
If we do the edit, then at least the asker's question matches what he is trying to convey in the comments. And while the second question is of infinitely less use to future visitors, at least it is still a 'practical answerable question based on actual problems you face'.
Recommission the Question
Since the question as-is is actually useful and seems like it will have lasting use, we could co-opt the question as-is to preserve that useful information. This would require purging comments, potentially making the original question a community wiki, and otherwise letting the asker know that the question has more use as-is, though he is free to ask an alternate question if the good answers we've provided don't solve the one he is facing now.
Leave it Closed
Since this poster may have issues with editing his posts or co-opting them, we could just leave it closed as-is. As-is, the question is unclear what is being asked as the comments, questions, and answers are not all on the same page.
Personally I think the best choice is to leave it as-is and re-open since that makes the best resource for us moving forward. But I'd like to hear from the community what the best choice is for us. I don't want to lose good content if I don't have to, but at the same time I don't think it's an ideal choice either. Is there anything else you can think of that can help fix this situation?