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How do we deal with duplicate answers? [duplicate]

So I recently came across an answer that was already previously answered (quite a few months back), and the new answer did not seem to add anything that was not already covered. After a brief ...
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Cleanup 2013: It's time to clearly identify community consensus

On meta we have a tag to denote frequently asked questions, it is the moderator only bright red tag known as faq. This tag provides us the opportunity to group together our agreed community ...
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Is it acceptable that someone else copied my answer?

I answered this question: What is most important when starting to play Clash of Clans?, and another person must have copied and pasted my answer into another answer box and posted it. Is this ...
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Dealing with duplicate answers

Some people are just innately helpful, I suppose. When they arrive at a q&a site they must immediately post their answer to a question, regardless of its answered status. I've been noticing it ...
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Am I using the 'very low quality' flag wrongly if the reason is because the answer is an exact duplicate of a previous one?

I have flagged a couple of answers that were duplicates of previous answers as 'very low quality' and the flags were deemed 'helpful' and the answers got deleted. However, some of the answers I ...
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Declined custom mod flag on a first post/late answer review item

I recently hit 500 reputation which opened up the Late Answers and First Posts review queues to me. I took a look through the available items and was presented with this first answer to review. To be ...
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Should old questions be auto-locked for new users?

I know this has most likely been covered before but if not: Has the community considered implementing a system to "lock" old questions that already have answers to new users? Honestly, I don't know ...
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Conflicting flag messages around duplicate answers, how to proceed?

I'm sure most (if not all) users of the last week or so has seen this question: Clothing store access in Pokémon X & Y. If not, here's the history: There was an initial issue with the amount ...
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Duplicate answers and you

Over the past few months the moderator team has noticed an increase in the number of low-quality flags on answers which don’t add any new information over existing answers. This isn’t what the low-...
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What constitutes an answer duplicate and how should we flag them?

I have been seeing a fair few answers posted by new users, where they are simply confirming previous answers. They usually run along the lines of following a high-quality answer with a one or two ...
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What's wrong with my answer? I didn't expect it to be downvoted, but more, I didn't expect it to garner a delete vote. I'm new around here, so I haven't grasped the culture. I ...
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How to deal with duplicate answers for Skyrim/MW3 questions?

In the past, we've talked about dealing with duplicate answers, especially those from new users. The general consensus was to let them be, as it was a "safe" way for people to start getting involved ...
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Should this answer stay?

Is there any difference between Cleanse and a Mecurial Scimitar? There are two answers here. They are both correct and should be joined, but what are the official rules to this? Can the two answers ...
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When does meta become site policy? [duplicate]

I have asked a few times where the Arqade site policy states different things. Many of these times, the response is a link to a Meta discussion. I realize that the Meta is the place where the site's ...
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