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What should I do when I see an unanswered question (or not well answered) which solution is the same of the answer to a different question?
- Should I refer to the answer of the different question with a link:
- in the comment section?
- as an answer?
- Should I copy the answer of the different question?
- Should I down-vote it?
- Should I flag it for moderator attention?
Notice I tried to use the same wording as the meta-question How should duplicate questions be handled? as it is easier to find it.
Note: To clarify a bit this issue, I will illustrate it with a real example. I wrote this answer to the question, that involved a pretty long process. I also found this other question, that seems completely different to the other one, but in reality, it is a question that emerges in the same process of the other question/answer. I decided to answer it with a link to my previous long answer. Should I do it that way or other way is preferred?
Edit: This question has been marked as a duplicate by 3 different questions... :-)
I did some searches before posting current question, and neither of the questions I found seemed clear to me. Now I realize, that the question Should I copy my answer to a duplicate question to the original question? may give part of the solution to this question, though my mind still gets confused, and does not find a definitive answer to the list of questions I ask here.
Moreover I think the wording of current question it is easier to find.