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If an answer to question A can be found in question B, should we close A as duplicate of B?

We close Question A as a duplicate of Question B only when all of the following is true: It's the same question, or Question A is already covered obviously as a subset of Question B. "Obvious&...
doppelgreener's user avatar
19 votes

Stop repeating answers, please

Indeed. Frankly, there are two things going on that I find disturbing on "soft" questions like gm-techniques and similar - they always happened some but they seem to be growing in magnitude....
mxyzplk's user avatar
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15 votes

Stop repeating answers, please

Let the votes decide the one to be kept. Many of the "repetitions" differ in key elements, and due to the non-forum nature, "As X's answer, but..." is not allowed. Trust the userbase to be smart ...
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How to proceed with an answer that is ultimately the same as a previous answer?

In general if you think you can write a better version of an existing answer, go for it. The arena floor is open, and Internet Points® are on the line, there to encourage us to all compete in ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
12 votes

Stop repeating answers, please

There are definitely times when someone chimes in just to repeat a point others have made. Perhaps because they didn't read the other answers. But repeated answers can happen despite good intentions. ...
Tim Grant's user avatar
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10 votes

What is the best way to deal with duplicate answers which reference each other?

Do nothing I don't see a reason to intervene or do anything in these cases. If folks want to do this or feel a need, that's fine. Others can downvote or upvote or not vote accordingly based on which ...
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How should near-duplicate answers be handled?

Let the votes sort them out. Yours and the currently accepted answer by Rubiksmoose are very similar - but there is a major difference in your final sections that is the difference maker. The ...
NotArch's user avatar
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Should this Extra Attack + Thirsting Blade question be closed as a duplicate?

I agree with Thomas’s answer entirely, but I do want to expand on the third of doppelgreener’s suggested duplicate criteria with respect to this question: There is not some strong compelling reason ...
KRyan's user avatar
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How should near-duplicate answers be handled?

I will leave the determination of what is correct or not to others as I obviously have a bias here, but I thought that maybe some insight into the thought-process here might help. The reason I wrote ...
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6 votes

Should this Extra Attack + Thirsting Blade question be closed as a duplicate?

It is not a duplicate and should remain open. Question A: If I have the fighter's Extra Attack feature and the warlock's Thirsting Blade eldritch invocation, how many attacks can I make? ...
Thomas Markov's user avatar
4 votes

How should near-duplicate answers be handled?

I downvote duplicate answers if they don't add enough new material. A lot of interesting questions get bogged down by like 50 copies of what's basically just the same answer over and over, and often ...
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Is there anything that can be done about duplicate answer spam?

There is plenty to be done: its called voting In theory, the voting system allows better answers to float to the top and poorer answers to sink into the swamp. In addition, the OP has the power to ...
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