There are almost duplicate questions, and not very surprisingly they have similar answers. But one answer is an exact copy, though posted from a different account. The newer version is slightly more extensive.

I'm not aware of any policy on duplicate answers as long as they are correct, but what are your thoughts on this?

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    I would consider that plagiarism. An entire 4-paragraph answer was lifted word-for-word without attribution. I agree with nKn. – fixer1234 Jan 5 '16 at 4:51
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    @fixer1234 I hope I didn’t overstep discussed procedure, but I went ahead and did a simple edit and formatted it the way I believe is fair for all: Clearly quoting the original answer and providing a link and then adding the new content to the bottom. If someone is face palming my actions, please feel free to revert. – JakeGould Jan 5 '16 at 5:32

As far as I know, excerpts of already posted answers are ok as long as they respect original authorship, e.g. including a link to the original answer.

If the newer answers are blatant copies (which in my opinion also involves the case you mention) of existing answers, I'd flag for moderator attention explaining this is a copy of an already posted answer so they may take any needed actions.

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