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I found at least 5 different questions about my problem here in StackOverflow; unfortunately none of the answers helped me fix the issue, and then I stumbled upon the solution quite by chance.

Now my question: Is it valid to cross-post the solution in all those other questions I found, just so others find it more easily?

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marked as duplicate by Mechanical snail, hims056, Rory, ben is uǝq backwards, Lucifer Apr 29 '13 at 11:04

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We like to at least pretend that we don't keep repeating ourselves in our answers, even though invariably we do. –  Anthony Pegram Mar 15 '13 at 1:58

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Before you do this, ask yourself the questions:

  • How many of those questions should be marked as duplicates? Or can some of them be merged?

  • Will your answer be identical for all the questions, or can you tailor it to each question?

I would advise against posting the exact same answer to all the questions, as that isn't really helpful and is behavior usually seen from people on a reputation fishing expedition.

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Got it ;-) Upon closer inspection, actually just two out of those five questions have a description that fits my initial problematic and I think those two could be merged. –  rtovars Mar 15 '13 at 2:11

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