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Particularly I'm reviewing this answer. Is it kosher for other users to add content to the original author's answer? I almost feel like this should be another answer, although if it contains duplicate content, I can see the reasoning for combining the two.

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Is it kosher for other users to add content to the original author's answer?

Well, yes, it is. That's the whole point of suggested edits on posts (including answers).

If the edits improve the answer, approve them. If they don't, don't. If you don't know if the answer is an improvement or not, use "not sure".

In cases where the edits completely change the answer, I would probably reject (in particular if the answer already has been voted on).

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Unless the edit changes the original meaning or intent of the post. –  Yannis Aug 27 '12 at 19:56
    
@YannisRizos - Yup, was just adding something to that effect. –  Oded Aug 27 '12 at 19:57
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and in cases like this I'd add only approve when you understand the code and the answer. Clicking not sure is better than approving something completely wrong. –  ben is uǝq backwards Aug 27 '12 at 19:58
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Thanks @Ben - absolutely agree with that. –  Oded Aug 27 '12 at 19:59

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