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As there are different ways to complete a task, there can be several good and helpful approaches answered on duplicate questions.

I suggest a feature to add a section on Duplicate Question like Similar Question Accepted answers, so it would provide multiple tested and correct approaches on a single page. Usually duplicate question has links of other questions but have to visit individually each question.

Here I tried to create a rough mock-up for feature:

As a question get closed as Duplicated:

Duplicate Question

Now on Answer List show a section:

Section

On clicking this section. All the accepted answers(if exist)of the question mentioned as Possible Duplicate shown:

Duplicate Accepted Answers

It would be really helpful section. Any suggestions?

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    Not really following this one - can you do a screen mockup or something? – Jon Egerton Feb 8 '13 at 15:03
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    Added some rough mock-up – Zaheer Ahmed Feb 9 '13 at 8:26
  • Brilliant idea! +1! I hate clicking at the duplicate link when the first post doesn't have (satisfactory) answers. – 11684 Feb 9 '13 at 9:29
  • @11684 have to face the same & hate it – Zaheer Ahmed Feb 9 '13 at 15:28
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Now that the approach of duplicate questions have changed, it's an excellent suggestion!

There are a few edges to iron out (What to do with older duplicates which don't necessarily have answers? Do you show the accepted answer or the top voted one?)

But a very good suggestion, perhaps even make it somewhere more visible (like a differently colored answer among the other answers).

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