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Do you delete your own answer when it’s a duplicate?

When answering a question on Stack Overflow, I'll often find that in the time it took me to write out my response someone else has responded with a better version of what I was going to say. Is it appropriate for me to delete my answer, or should I just leave it there and hope someone wrings something new out of it?

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marked as duplicate by Jon Seigel, Lance Roberts, jjnguy, Andreas Bonini, Grace Note Jul 8 '10 at 3:12

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Aha; perhaps I should delete this question, then? :) – Faisal Jul 7 '10 at 22:17
no don't please, it will be closed shortly, then it will help redirect people whose searches lead them to it. – Lance Roberts Jul 7 '10 at 22:18
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If it doesn't add anything new, or isn't written much better, then just delete it (or change it to be so).

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