I know we can mark duplicate posts but, what if the answer is a duplicate because it's a combination of different answers (all from the answers on the same post)? Are we still to flag it?

  • @random, I'm not sure why this is a dupe. My question isn't about what happens if a duplicate SINGLE answer is posted, more about what happens if an answer only contains information found in a COMBINATION of the posts ... Both posts you cite explain a post is a copy of a SINGLE post. Unless I missed something (or maybe my post wasn't clear)?
    – Dave
    Sep 3, 2015 at 12:22
  • Depends on how they present the information, but if it's just a bare collection, it's the same as a single component answer
    – random Mod
    Sep 3, 2015 at 12:28
  • You've just explained that the answer is the same - that doesn't mean the question is! But I'll leave it
    – Dave
    Sep 3, 2015 at 12:31

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Yes, we do.

Flag for moderator attention with a free-text flag as "duplicate answer" or similiar. For more information, see What is the policy on duplicate answers?

  • Just for clarity though, this is also true if the answer is a duplicate because it's made up of multiple answers?
    – Dave
    Sep 3, 2015 at 7:48
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    In my opinion, because it still contributes nothing new to the question, it should still be flagged.
    – bwDraco
    Sep 3, 2015 at 7:51
  • It's helpful to also point out the specific answers that are being duplicated in the free text of the flag. Sep 4, 2015 at 2:38

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