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I was reading through some meta posts today and I stumbled upon Should we downvote answers to obvious duplicate questions? just now,
After reading this, it started to make me think about the times I have answered duplicate questions. I can see where he is coming from, and I am rethinking whether I should answer those or refer them to previous questions. Then it hit me, what if my answer is a better or more current way of doing something?
Should I then post my answer on the already answered question from two years ago, or on the duplicate question?
This is the question I recently answered that made me start to think about what would be the best option for the person answering a question.
So what does everyone think about this? Which way should the person answering a question, like me, take in this type of situation?