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I found at least 5 different questions about my problem here in StackOverflow; unfortunately none of the answers helped me fix the issue, and then I stumbled upon the solution quite by chance.

Now my question: Is it valid to cross-post the solution in all those other questions I found, just so others find it more easily?

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    We like to at least pretend that we don't keep repeating ourselves in our answers, even though invariably we do. Mar 15 '13 at 1:58
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Before you do this, ask yourself the questions:

  • How many of those questions should be marked as duplicates? Or can some of them be merged?

  • Will your answer be identical for all the questions, or can you tailor it to each question?

I would advise against posting the exact same answer to all the questions, as that isn't really helpful and is behavior usually seen from people on a reputation fishing expedition.

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    Got it ;-) Upon closer inspection, actually just two out of those five questions have a description that fits my initial problematic and I think those two could be merged.
    – rtovars
    Mar 15 '13 at 2:11
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    I ran into a situation where two questions that ask the same thing were both protected by the community - thus not being allowed to be flagged as a duplicate. Also because I answered both of them with the same answer one of my answers got deleted by a moderator. I do not think that is fair. How do we deal with this?
    – Radmation
    Jul 20 '18 at 16:21
  • @Radmation you should include links to the questions - without seeing them I can't comment.
    – slugster
    Jul 22 '18 at 6:21
  • stackoverflow.com/questions/8878033/… and stackoverflow.com/questions/16214326/…. @slugster Do you think there should be questions specific to the version of bootstrap?
    – Radmation
    Jul 22 '18 at 18:56
  • @Radmation the problem is probably your lack of rep - I just voted to close as dupe on one of them not a problem (without unprotecting it). As for version specific questions - yes, why not? When tagging they should have the generic tag, with the version tag added if it matters.
    – slugster
    Jul 23 '18 at 12:33

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