From time to time you see someone posting yet another answer to very old questions which have many answers. It is almost always the case that the newly added answer is in fact a duplicate or a reiteration of an old answer.
I wanted to bring this up for a while now. And there are two points for this.
Should we close or lock old questions with a lot of answers after it becomes apparent that 99% of the additional answers will either be non-answers (spam, trolling, comments) or repeat previous answers?
If answered positively, what would you think is a reasonable clear case for closing (yes, "over a year old, over 10 distinct undeleted answer"; not something like "over a decade old without any activity for six years, and over 100 answers undeleted").
If answered negatively, how do you propose we make users (usually users who have been using the site for a while) not post answers to very old questions without first going through a long list of answers to see they are actually adding new information to the thread?