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I don't know what happened here, but it seems that the question has two answers from the same user. Is that supposed to be possible? Why?

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Multiple answers is what should be done if you have more than one solution. – Lance Roberts Oct 13 '11 at 3:49
@LanceRoberts Yes, but that edit button is also there for a reason, especially in cases like this, where the linked answerer is merely expanding on the same answer, and not constructing a new one. – Nightfirecat Oct 13 '11 at 7:21
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Yes, you can post as many answers to a question as you want. The system warns you each time to make sure that you didn't mean to edit an existing answer instead, but you can click through this warning.

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But WHY??? I mean why it is allowed? – domanokz Oct 13 '11 at 3:48
Sometimes, you have two radically different but correct solutions. It makes sense to post them separately so that they can be independently judged by the community. – waiwai933 Oct 13 '11 at 3:50
Okay! Clear now, I nearly suspect the man was hacking the SO! Haha! Since, I haven't try that. – domanokz Oct 13 '11 at 3:51
I also sometimes post a 2nd answer if I find a better answer and my first answer has comments on it. – Ian Ringrose Oct 13 '11 at 8:32

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