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I found an existing post where I wanted to post another question regarding the replies. Is it ok to answer the existing post or would it be better to post a new question and reference the existing post?

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Welcome to Stackoverflow, rod. Questions regarding the site itself should be posted to meta.stackoverflow.com, to keep the main site clear for actual programming questions. – Rex M Sep 14 '09 at 20:34
@Rex, very well stated; thank you for being friendly to the noobs. – Timothy Carter Sep 14 '09 at 20:43
beginners, not noobs. This is not counterstrike. ;) – Troggy Sep 14 '09 at 20:54
Good question, can't vote up yet here though – HCP May 4 '11 at 9:15

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So long as the question is truly different, ask a different question, while linking to the originally. Additionally, it is generally helpful if you explain why you're asking the new question. For example, what piece of your situation is different, or specifically what area do you need more detailed information on.

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Create a new question, and link to the reply you want to discuss.

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