Some of our questions, especially good ones, draw a LOT of answers. Unfortunately, a lot of the time many of those answers make the same points over and over, often without introducing any new information. Even when they do differ somewhat we often have a situation where someone asks something like "Does X let me do Y?" in a given system and gets "No, because A", "No, because B", "No, because A&B", "No because A, B, and/or C", "No because A and B but definitely not C", "No, because A, phrased differently" as answers. This is a problem if I believe the answer is 'Yes, because D' because the pile of answers, as long as they are above 0 votes (and in such cases the majority of them will be, albeit just slightly), but adding another answer to a massive pile of answers seems problematic because the signal/noise ratio on the page is so low and even if I'm reasonably convinced my answer is correct and the existing answers are incorrect it is hard to justify the inherent increase in page noise.
Generally it's not that we have a lot of different answers — that would be fine because then probably there's an answer I agree with and can upvote instead of posting another one. It's that we have a lot of the same answer, kinda spread out into a mess. Usually it's not so obvious that the answers are the same and each one repeats a lot of stuff (often unintelligibly unless you've read the rest of the answers), but also makes a perhaps-off-topic, perhaps-on-topic point or two that feels like the real reason the answer was posted. Sometimes, though, they are entirely redundant and add no new material whatsoever.
Is there anything we can do about this? Are other people also experiencing this?
For example, Make the player roll even if there is no chance of success? has duplicate and semi-duplicate answer pairs of the nature I'm talking about. Note in particular:
And here's another question with a lot of regurgitation of material in answers.