When you have a question, and you have multiple suggestions, you have to put it in the same answer. Why can't SE sites allow you to answer a question more than once?

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    You can do that?? – πάντα ῥεῖ Apr 27 at 9:22
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    Who says you can't answer more than once? You do get a warning asking you if that's what you really want to do but you can proceed. – Robert Longson Apr 27 at 9:25
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    First, you can add multiple answers, but generally having multiple suggestions means that you actually don't have proper answer and that you are just wild guessing, which usually also means that question is unclear and close worthy. It is better to avoid answering such questions. – Resistance Is Futile Apr 27 at 9:28
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    Possible Duplicate: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/25209/… – Mark Kirby Apr 27 at 10:47

Some sites - notably Software Recommendations actually encourage this in some circumstances.

Practically though, in most situations, unless you're aware of dramatically different solutions (not mere suggestions), that the community at large may weigh differently, you shouldn't need to.

As such a prohibition on multiple answers is by the community, not by the mechanics of the site.

I may or may not, sometimes abuse this on site metas as a poor mans polling system.

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