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I recently posted this answer to a question marked as a duplicate. I did check first that my approach had not previously been taken. Should I delete my answer and transplant the analysis as an answer to the previous question?

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    $\begingroup$ If you answer question then find out that it is a duplicate, but you feel that your answer has not been posted before, then please delete the original answer and repost it to the duplicate question. Generally speaking, consolidation is better. $\endgroup$
    – Xander Henderson Mod
    Sep 27 at 13:03
  • $\begingroup$ @XanderHenderson Okay, will do. $\endgroup$ Sep 27 at 13:14
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    $\begingroup$ @XanderHenderson why not promote your comment to an answer proper? :) $\endgroup$ Sep 27 at 15:20
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    $\begingroup$ @TheAmplitwist Because I am nigh certain that this question has been asked on meta before, but I don't have the time right now to look for a duplicate target. $\endgroup$
    – Xander Henderson Mod
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    $\begingroup$ There is this question: On reposting a good answer from a duplicate question. (The question is not the same - but I'd still consider it related. It has no answer - but there is at least some discussion in the comments.) $\endgroup$ Sep 27 at 16:13
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    $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak I was about to post that same link. :) As you say, it’s related, but also not answered. $\endgroup$ Sep 27 at 16:32
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    $\begingroup$ @XanderHenderson I couldn’t find any proper duplicate in my searches. Even if it has been answered somewhere before, it’s good to have a few searchable duplicates lying around. I encourage you once more to post your comment as an answer. $\endgroup$ Sep 27 at 16:34
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Just as Xander Handerson wrote in this question comments

If you answer question then find out that it is a duplicate, but you feel that your answer has not been posted before, then please delete the original answer and repost it to the duplicate question.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I did exactly that as soon as I got Xander Henderson's comment. $\endgroup$ Oct 8 at 9:11
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    $\begingroup$ Then its perfectly fine @user2661923 $\endgroup$
    – user876009
    Oct 8 at 9:37

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