The FAQ for "Why are some questions or answers removed?" mentions one of the reasons for answers to be deleted as:
exact duplicates of other answers
What does "exact duplicates" refer to?
- Does it mean complete plagiarism — A word-by-word replica of another answer (grammar, punctuation, everything)?
- Or, Does it mean an answer which provides the same content?
This question arose in my discussion with RolandiXor ♦. You can follow this Chat Transcript of our short discussion.
- I am more in favor of interpreting as Content.
- Whereas RolandiXor ♦ is more in favor of interpreting as complete plagiarism.
I want to know what is the community consensus with regards to this.
(BTW, if you plan to refer to other duplicate answers of that particular answer mentioned in Transcript - do refer to the Revision History of other answers as well - would help you provide more context about why they were "exact duplicates".)