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Questions tagged [multiple-answers]

For questions about situations where a single user posts multiple answers to a single question.

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Answer count on feed items is wrong

In my feed under the earlier today section, I saw a hot question from one of the sites I was on, and it had one answer. After posting an answer, the answer count on the feed item remained at one. On ...
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When reviewing, indicate if a user has multiple answers on this question

Just now, I came across these two answer in review, in this order. https://scifi.stackexchange.com/review/late-answers/133351 https://scifi.stackexchange.com/review/late-answers/133349 As you can ...
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Editing my own answer duplicates it. Bug?

Previously on meta.ELU... I answered a question on ELU, but forgot to add a link to a reference, so I edited it to add it. I'm not too sure what happened, but it seems to have duplicated the answer, ...
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What should I do if I find a better solution to a question I've already answered? [duplicate]

Three months ago, I posted an answer to How to unlink my Documents folder from my OneDrive account?. My answer was upvoted, and is currently marked as the accepted answer. In the past week, I've ...
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What do I do if I don't know which answer is correct? [duplicate]

I asked a question on the german language stack exchange, and have gotten several very good answers. Unfortunately, what I forgot to take into account when asking it, was that I have no way of telling ...
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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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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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Which answer should I accept

I asked a question and got 2 relevant answers. I tried to perform something and it didn't work that way. The first answer suggested a new method. The example was not perfect, but I could see how it ...
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Very bad questions with multiple answers [duplicate]

This question is very low-quality. As the comments state, the code provided does not compile. Furthermore, it fails to ask (in my opinion) a specific question, show any additional attempted code (...
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The XY problem and multiple answers [duplicate]

When dealing with the XY problem, sometimes the original question is of some interest - for instance, it might indicate some conceptual mistake by the OP that should be corrected, even it is unrelated ...
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What to do when an author writes multiple answers to develop the solution while discussing things with others

This is not about the general topic of answering your own question. Rather I came upon a question where the asker publishes several slightly different versions of his initial answer while he improves ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Multiple answers by the same user [duplicate]

Today, I came across a question on Stack Overflow, in which the same user has answered twice for the same question. As answers are editable, shouldn't this be disallowed? If someone has ...
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Should Answered Questions be Appended with Accepted Answers?

Should questions, especially one with many possible answers, be edited to include a section at the end detailing what the asker has learned or what progress has been made? I'm thinking of something ...
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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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2answers
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When should I add another answer? [duplicate]

I have been member of SO for 4 months. I have a question regarding some functionality. Whenever I give an answer to a question, there is functionality given Add Another Answer. I can comment on my ...
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Multiple answers that form one single, correct answer to the question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating the best answer from more answers What do I do if a question of mine contains two answers that when put together form the one correct answer? The following question, ...
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What is a better way of asking questions that need multiple sources of answers?

Normally when I ask questions on SO I have an issue that is composed of many smaller chunks that all add up to one final large answer. Also, when I'm asking, I have no idea how they are supposed to ...
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What's the etiquette for responding to multiple answers (in a conversational Bulletin Board 'conversational' style) from the same user?

This question doesn't seem to have been directly answered (the two most relevant questions, from my search, were: How to deal with answers mistaking SO for a message board? and Is it OK to post ...
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Etiquette to follow when a question has two or more valid solutions/answers

What is the etiquette to follow when there are two or more valid solutions to a question when a solution is derived from two or more posted solutions To whom should I award the "answer"?
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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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5answers
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What is the official etiquette on answering a question twice?

When is it okay to post two answers to one question?
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4answers
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What about a multi-answer question? [duplicate]

Sometimes you ask a question on Stack Overflow, or Server Fault, and I'm sure it will happen on Super User, that lends itself to multiple correct responses, like a list. Is there anything to handle ...
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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 ...