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I'm asking because of this question. I have already provided an answer and I have another way to achieve the solution. I want to add both answers.

Can I do that or are there any consequences for this?

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    Yes, you can and should post another answer, if you think it is helpful.
    – Lucifer
    Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 4:17
  • Thanks for quick reply :) Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 4:18
  • Note that if your answers are solving two different problems, as opposed to being two separate solutions to one problem, that's a stong indication that the question should be closed instead of answered.
    – jscs
    Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 4:39
  • Also note that your answer being incorrect is not a good reason to add another answer (at least not without deleting the first); the proper response to that is editing.
    – jscs
    Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 4:41

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As long as your solutions are distinct and self-contained, you're welcome to post each solution as its own answer if you would rather do that than consolidate both of them into, or replace one with the other within, a single answer.

You should not use multiple answers when they are two parts to one solution.

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  • ok @BoltClock's a Unicorn i'll keep that in mind and will answer accordingly :) but in case of edit is votes on that answer will persist or they'll go away? Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 6:07
  • @Vikas Editing doesn't make votes go away. However, it lets people undo or reverse their vote (for better or worse): votes are locked in after 5 minutes, but if the post gets edited, your vote gets unlocked. Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 7:02
  • ok i know about the locking of the votes and unlocking when i edit but for how much time the votes are unlocked after edit? Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 7:14
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Yes you can but it would be good if you have posted one answer and the second answer you thought is good, you can edit your first answer and post the second answer inside the first answer.

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    If they are fundamentally different approaches, they should be separate answers. Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 4:51
  • Yes if they are fundamentally different and distinct solution. What if they just give an alternate way. IMO it would be great to merge the two answer within one. Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 4:56
  • but in case of edit is votes on that answer will persist or they'll go away? Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 6:10
  • The votes will be persisted :-). Commented Mar 10, 2014 at 6:12

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