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Two Answers, One Question [duplicate]

Sometimes, when I answer a question on Stack Overflow, I have two different answers that are equally valid. This happens most when answering architectural questions where there are many valid ways to ...
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7answers
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Is it OK to post multiple answers to a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the official etiquette on answering a question twice? Example scenarios: I answer a question on Monday, then on Wednesday I come up with better, but completely ...
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6answers
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Can I answer a question multiple times? [duplicate]

If I have two separate answers to a question, should I put both in the same post or should I post first one and then the other? For instance: Q: Can I eat honey and locusts? A: Both are ...
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3answers
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Multiple Small Answers by One Answerer vs. One Large Answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the official etiquette on answering a question twice? I came across a question which has several answers by the same person. I don't immediately see why these should ...
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1answer
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When should one add another answer instead of editing one's already posted? [duplicate]

When is it reasonable/recommended to add another answer when I have already added one? My doubt comes from this question that I answered although I find later that the question was not complete. I ...
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2answers
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Single person answer more than once for a question [duplicate]

Recently I encountered the scenario in which the same person posted more than one answer on a question. I wondered and checked, and it's indeed possible, with a single warning showing up. But I was ...
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3answers
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Is it ok to give two different answers to a question? [duplicate]

A moderator has deleted one of my answers in two different cases. If a person comes up with two substantially different answers that are based on substantially different viewpoints, is it not ...
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1answer
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Why is it possible to answer a question twice? [duplicate]

You normally answer a question and you have the opportunity to answer again. The second time, a message is shown suggesting the use of the edit tool, but I think it's kind of wrong. I mean, if you ...
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2answers
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Are there any legitimate reasons for adding more than one answer to a question? [duplicate]

Sometimes, but rarely, when I post an answer that turns out to be incorrect and it makes more sense to just start over, I delete it and re-post a second. Of course, the first is still there, although ...
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2answers
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Does allowing multiple answers by the same user make sense on the main site? [duplicate]

On all SE sites users can post multiple answers to the same question. There is a warning dialog if you do that, reminding you that you can also edit your existing answer. The only valid reasons for ...
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2answers
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Is two answers by one user for a single question acceptable? [duplicate]

I have a weird question about this post: PHP Code Log out There are two answers posted by one person (I will call him simply "the user" because it doesn't really matter who it was). This is what ...
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0answers
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When does posting multiple answers make sense? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the official etiquette on answering a question twice? I was wondering.... when does posting multiple answers to the same question make sense? Is that a frequent use-...
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0answers
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Why allow adding multiple answers to questions? [duplicate]

I recently noticed this when answering one of my own questions. After I've added my answer, the 'Add Answer' button is replaced with 'Add Another Answer'. Why do we have this feature? Surely there ...
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0answers
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more than one answer for a question from one user [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the official etiquette on answering a question twice? I saw there are some questions answered by the same user more than one time. That user has more than one up vote ...
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1answer
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Should I post another answer if it is different from my other one? [duplicate]

I've just stumbled upon this situation: Background I saw a question and posted my answer. It's got some upvotes. Some comments were made on my answer stating that it isn't the best solution (and I ...

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