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If I solved some problem in some different question and somebody else post the same question, then can I post a link to my previous answer in the answer?

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marked as duplicate by Time Traveling Bobby, Matt, Shadow Wizard, Mat, Daniel Fischer May 27 '13 at 11:54

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

    
Alternately, this one might be more suitable. –  Time Traveling Bobby May 27 '13 at 11:35
    
better way will be to post the link as a comment,it will help to solve your time to post a new answer instead of posting a link only answer –  NetStarter May 27 '13 at 11:53
    
do't they see it as spam ? –  ashish Sep 2 '13 at 12:35

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You should, in general, just mark the question as a duplicate if the same answer applies (select 'flag' underneath the post). You can then link the other question, or your answer, in a comment for quick reference for the OP.

Link-only answers are not appreciated, so if you decide to also answer the new question, you should at the very least copy the relevant parts of the answer, and change them to make them applicable to the specific new question being asked now, and perhaps link to the old answer then 'for more information' at the end.

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marking as duplicate will discourage the user from posting in future . Might be he have more complex problem than i understand –  ashish May 27 '13 at 12:31
    
@ashish: If you really, really, really, really, really, really think that this is a problem, you should open up a discussion about it. –  Time Traveling Bobby May 28 '13 at 13:38

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