This answer came up in the First Posts queue. It uses the Windows rd command to accomplish the task in the question. The accepted answer (from 2010), however, uses rmdir with the same parameters. rd and rmdir mean the same thing on Windows, so the two commands literally do the same thing. The accepted answer has additional useful information, while the answer in question doesn't really, but it somehow got an upvote anyway. In my opinion, the rd answer should have been a comment on the accepted answer, but the new user has insufficient rep.

What should I do with such answers?

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    If it's the same command, and it does exactly the same thing, then it's just repeating the same information.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jan 23, 2016 at 18:32
  • @Ramhound That makes sense. Should I downvote the answer? Should I flag it? (It has two upvotes now.)
    – Ben N
    Commented Jan 24, 2016 at 15:53
  • When I see a question that doesn't add very much I indicate as much with a vote and leave a comment.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jan 24, 2016 at 17:33
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    There is one extra bit of information in this case--the alias itself. I would personally like that extra bit of information converted to a comment, or possibly added as a footnote on the original question.
    – trlkly
    Commented Jan 27, 2016 at 7:17


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