Anyone who frequents minecraft has probably seen several questions of people asking where to find
META-INF, or the
bin folder. For example:
- My bin folder is missing
- I can't find the bin folder in my .minecraft folder!
- I can't find my Bin file on minecraft 1.6.2!
- Where can I find the META-INF file for 1.6.4?
They all get closed as duplicates after a while, but the original itself is often closed as duplicate itself. Going deeper, I ended up with
Which has a very good answer by telmer6 and SevenSidedDie, that actually pertains to all three of the common questions mentioned above, but doesn't show up to people asking about
bin, and the OP might not be aware that this is indeed the same problem, and just not read the answer at all ("This isn't about
bin, can't be my problem...").
The question I am asking is:
How do we proceed with questions that have a good answer already, but the answer was given in a scope that does not encompass all possible questions it answers?
I'm not sure if this is a problem outside of minecraft, but let's assume it is.
Now, I know that the problem here is not actually with Arqade but with the new posters, that apparently don't follow duplicate question links, or mistrust our judgement on whether it is in fact a duplicate. However, since we have no control over the latter, we might want to do something about the former.