Reference question: CSS selector code last element

I don't know how long it will last (update: he edited his older answer) but this user "Nathan Lee" posts two answers.

First he posts a generic solution that aids the OP but isn't adapted to the specific code in the question. A couple of minutes later he posts another answer that looks very similar, but is directly adapted for the code of the question.

I wanted to downvote his older answer which I previously upvoted, but that vote is locked. I left a comment on his newer answer that he should remove his older, because what he is doing is bad. What should I do more? Which of the two answers should I flag, if that is necessary?

  • He deleted it in response to your comment already. May 7, 2013 at 7:45
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    "deleted by owner 3 mins ago"
    – Mysticial
    May 7, 2013 at 7:45
  • Okay, but suppose he did not: what should I do?
    – MarioDS
    May 7, 2013 at 7:45
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    Posting two answers, if different enough, is not necessarily inappropriate.
    – Bart
    May 7, 2013 at 7:49
  • It looks like both are same answer.
    – Lucifer
    May 7, 2013 at 7:56

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Okay, but suppose he did not: what should I do?

Flag it for moderator attention, and point out that the answer is a duplicate of one he had already posted on the same question.

It's no big deal, it looks like it is a simple mistake, nothing more - it is unlikely that he would have left it there (unless he was new and had no idea how to remove it).

  • @Lucifer then that is your answer - do nothing, the system will pick it up. I'm not sure which review queue it will get posted in to though. In any case, looks like your question is answered - the feature already exists to deal with it.
    – slugster
    May 7, 2013 at 8:23
  • Opps, you are already a mod. Hmmm then sure your answer is correct. My mistake. ( +1 )
    – Lucifer
    May 7, 2013 at 8:29
  • @Lucifer Yeah, but not a mod on SO - they can have activity and occurrences you just don't see on some other sites, hence why I'm unsure of which queue (community or mod) the flagged answer goes in to.
    – slugster
    May 7, 2013 at 8:34

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