Linked Questions

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Should this be picked up by the vote fraud detecting algorithm?

Some time ago, I added an entry to the SO C++ FAQ community effort, which deals with C++ operator overloading. For that piece I had spent half a Sunday I was supposed to spend building something out ...
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1answer
179 views

Do not group together answers to the same question in user page stats

I recently gave two different answers to a cw question (because it was basically asking for a list of independent items, of which I happened to provide two). I feel that it adds no value to have the ...
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3answers
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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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3answers
274 views

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
267 views

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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7answers
1k views

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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2answers
562 views

Can a question be answered twice by the same person?

Is this a bug? Or is it a feature by intent of StackExchange engine, specifically, to allow a user to answer the same question twice? A question on Writers.StackExchange (beta): Referencing a ...
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5answers
439 views

Can a single user post two answers for one question? [duplicate]

I was really surprised with the way Stack Overflow question One pickerview with multiple textfields was answered. One user had posted two answers (this and this) instead of using the "Edit" option on ...
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2answers
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What's the best way to compose very long answers?

In the process of writing very long answers, whether on meta sites or main sites, what is the best way to format content for future visitors? For the record, I am not talking about the validity of ...
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1answer
55 views

Add first few words from answer to text shown for questions answered in user's Activity / Summary tab

The user's activity summary tab shows multiple answers to the same question (which is permissible in certain circumstances) in a manner which makes it difficult to tell which one is which since they ...
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1answer
139 views

Fastest Gun + Answering (Generally) Same Question Twice

I've encountered a situation here where the poster of that answer has not only posted rather quickly (before the OP has had a chance to clarify their question), but has also posted two answers back-to-...
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3answers
326 views

Can I give two answers to a question having two problems

Last evening a question was asked I replied and it was accepted. Then the OP edited the question and asked a related question, however that can stand alone with some meaning. So, Can I give two ...
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6answers
651 views

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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2answers
133 views

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
180 views

Can I post more than one answer to a question? [duplicate]

I'm asking because of this question. I have already provided an answer and I have another way to achieve the solution. I want to add both answers. Can I do that or are there any consequences for ...

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