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Encourage deleting one's own answer in favor of another one in order to reduce the amount of duplicate answers

Update: problem description I was trying to reduce the problem of clattering the list of answers with similar or same answers to the same question. The problem was discussed many times earlier: How ...
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2answers
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Should I delete my answer if a comment covers the points I made?

This question is similar to another one, so feel free to mark it if it is too similar. Here's the story: I'm on Seasoned Advice, and I see yet another question about how long food can be left out of ...
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4answers
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Should I delete my answer if it is inferior to another answer? [duplicate]

I recently answered a question, and I must admit that another user posted an answer superior to mine. Although my answer is correct, I thought about deleting it. What is the suggested behavior? ...
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3answers
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if someone beat me to it should I delete my answer [duplicate]

If I submit an answer only to find out that someone just answered X seconds before me with the same answer, should I delete my answer?
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0answers
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Accidental triggering of Recommend Deletion button on VLQ queue

Because of the speed of loading, it's very difficult to reproduce, but if you click somewhere near the bottom, in line with the Recommend Deletion button in the Low Quality section when it's loading, ...
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1answer
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Should I delete my duplicate answer? [duplicate]

I was looking for solutions for measuring string height of a HTML5 canvas element. I found this solution but that doesn't satisfied my needs. Later, when I came up with my own solution, I come back ...
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3answers
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Should I still post an answer if I see several answers have already been posted while writing an answer or making a fiddle?

It has been happening to me frequently that while I am writing an answer, I get notification that some answers have been posted already, or sometimes I don't even get notifications because of my ...
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1answer
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How do you handle equivalent, simultaneous answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the appropriate etiquette when two people correctly answer a question at the same time? Sometimes a user asks a question that has a fairly obvious answer, but the ...
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1answer
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Should I delete my answers that duplicate other users' answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you delete your own answer when it’s a duplicate? When answering a question on Stack Overflow, I'll often find that in the time it took me to write out my response ...
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Should we encourage users to delete their own duplicate answers?

I think there is a general practice in place that when duplicate answers are posted, the slower users will defer to the faster one by means of upvote and a deletion of their own answer. When this ...