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Why Isn’t There a Way to Consolidate Answers?

Don't know if this has been asked already, but what about allowing to users to merge their answers.

I often see the following: User A gives a good answer, and User B, gives a good answer. The two together, make the accepted solution. So maybe a mechanism to combine the two.

With this suggestion, I make no recommendation how this might work, because I can't think of a good way :-P Maybe allowing the person who posted the question to accept two answers might be better, splitting the credit between the two people.

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    I sort of like this idea, but I also can't think of how to implement this properly if it was to be.
    – Troggy
    Oct 21, 2009 at 18:34

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The OP can edit one of the two and append the other into that... I've done it in the past


Similar things have been requested in the past (being able to accept multiple answers is the more common suggestion, i think). The big problem becomes, how do you divvy up the credit? For all its wiki-like features, SO leans heavily on individual contribution and associated rewards (rep, badges).

That said, it's easily accomplished manually - either by editing one answer to include the other (as Juan Manuel suggests), or posting a new answer combining the two existing answers.

See also: Why Isn’t There a Way to Consolidate Answers?

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