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Reference question: CSS selector code last element

I don't know how long it will last (update: he edited his older answer) but this user "Nathan Lee" posts two answers.

First he posts a generic solution that aids the OP but isn't adapted to the specific code in the question. A couple of minutes later he posts another answer that looks very similar, but is directly adapted for the code of the question.

I wanted to downvote his older answer which I previously upvoted, but that vote is locked. I left a comment on his newer answer that he should remove his older, because what he is doing is bad. What should I do more? Which of the two answers should I flag, if that is necessary?

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He deleted it in response to your comment already. – Martin Smith May 7 '13 at 7:45
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"deleted by owner 3 mins ago" – Mysticial May 7 '13 at 7:45
    
Okay, but suppose he did not: what should I do? – MDeSchaepmeester May 7 '13 at 7:45
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Posting two answers, if different enough, is not necessarily inappropriate. – Bart May 7 '13 at 7:49
    
It looks like both are same answer. – Lucifer May 7 '13 at 7:56
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Okay, but suppose he did not: what should I do?

Flag it for moderator attention, and point out that the answer is a duplicate of one he had already posted on the same question.

It's no big deal, it looks like it is a simple mistake, nothing more - it is unlikely that he would have left it there (unless he was new and had no idea how to remove it).

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@Lucifer then that is your answer - do nothing, the system will pick it up. I'm not sure which review queue it will get posted in to though. In any case, looks like your question is answered - the feature already exists to deal with it. – slugster May 7 '13 at 8:23
    
Opps, you are already a mod. Hmmm then sure your answer is correct. My mistake. ( +1 ) – Lucifer May 7 '13 at 8:29
    
@Lucifer Yeah, but not a mod on SO - they can have activity and occurrences you just don't see on some other sites, hence why I'm unsure of which queue (community or mod) the flagged answer goes in to. – slugster May 7 '13 at 8:34

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