Imagine you find a Question asking for two things (let's call them questions), having been a answered with a normal quality answer.

Then you find a second answer addressing only the first of the two questions but with a really beautiful answer.

What is the best way to handle this kind of situation?

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    Ignore. Why mark the question as a duplicate of one with an awful answer? (Optional: downvote the awful answer.)
    – devnull
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 11:21
  • That edit was something.
    – DroidDev
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 11:24
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    Ideally the OP should not ask 2 questions in a single post. You could leave a comment stating that.
    – Bart
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 11:24
  • Sorry, I used a wrong english term I modified the question. I want to say to who sees the first Question (with the two sub questions) to look also the other link
    – Revious
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 11:24
  • @Bart: but it's not my most big concern.. My concer is about spreading the better answer to who see the worst one.. (sorry for my english)
    – Revious
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 11:25
  • Would you happen to have a practical example of such a situation?
    – Bart
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 11:26
  • Have a look here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/222923/… the 1st asks for copy and pasting, the second gives a really good answers only for the copying question..
    – Revious
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 11:29
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    related: One post with multiple questions or multiple posts? Multi-q posts are better be closed, to let asker re-design them into proper format without fear of invalidating answers. Generally, too broad reason is a better fit but in cases like you describe, dupe closure is worth considering too, as it offers a more concrete guidance to asker on how to improve
    – gnat
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 13:19
  • @gnat: yes.. I agree with you that too broad is not going to explain why we are closing the answer. He would have to guess the real reason. Also because copy&paste are not that different except for this specific tool..
    – Revious
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 13:22


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