Reading How to handle duplicate answers that add nothing? I want to add, how should duplicate answers be dealt with (if they should be dealt with at all).
The use case I want to focus on is:
- User has the same exact (Copy/Paste) answer on several questions that are relevant
With this in mind, should duplicate answer be deleted, moved, edited... or should they be left there and ignored knowing that this could get really carried away with users in the future simply copy / pasting their answer in any question that is relevant either by the same tag, title, problem. Imagine a question related to upgrading Ubuntu (does not matter the what the problem is) and the user only posts
do-release-upgrade -d about 100 times in 100 questions. Am looking at this from the stand point of where it could get to (exaggerating a bit but wanted to make a point).
So, how should answers that are duplicate of another be handled?