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A [c++] question was posted recently that had been asked before. By the time I saw the question there were 2 votes to close and a link to a duplicate question. I looked at the dupe's accepted answer, and I disagree with it. I think there's a better answer.

Should I vote to close? Answer the new question? Answer the dupe? Something else?

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Maybe I don't get something about meta, but why in he** was this downvoted – John Dibling Nov 16 '10 at 16:26
Couldn't say, but I found the title confusing. Like you were suggesting closing a question because it had an accepted answer you didn't like rather than asking about the proper fate of a duplicate when the original had the squirrelly response. – dmckee Nov 16 '10 at 16:38
my usual response here would be to just link to How does Meta Stack Overflow work, but that doesn't seem quite applicable here. Perhaps the downvoter thought you were advocating one of those positions? +1 from me, at any rate. – Pops Nov 16 '10 at 16:39
I edited the title to be less explicit, but hopefully less confusing – John Dibling Nov 16 '10 at 17:29

Vote to close the new question and answer the original question.

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And you could write a comment in the new, soon-to-be-closed question to that effect. 'Cause if you're right you want people to see and judge your different answer. There could be a "populist" badge in your future. – dmckee Nov 16 '10 at 16:35
Or even a Necromancer. – ChrisF Nov 16 '10 at 16:38

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