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Re: Duplicate replies

by rozallin (Curate)
on Dec 20, 2002 at 02:33 UTC ( #221339=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Duplicate replies

I agree with Aristotle's point that this isn't really a problem. In fact, I can see an advantage in getting three similar answers; it's confirmation by second or third opinion that what is suggested is likely to be the most suitable solution to the problem.

It's also highly unlikely that the duplicate replies match word for word, due to the different styles of answering questions monks employ. To illustrate, one monk might say "You'll need to use <this module> - see the docs"; another might say "You'll need to use <this module>" and follow it with a brief but useful paragraph of tips on implementing this. A further monk may just give a single link to a node that has already covered the question, with no explanation at all.

All of these answers are correct, and I think the only person who has the ability to say whether or not an answer was helpful to them is the person who asked the question in the first place.

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