I recently noticed a handful of late answers trickle through that more or less mimic a previous answer. Should these be flagged or downvoted or both?

  • These all seem to be by first time posters. They do seem a bit 'me too' or too much like others, but since they just started here they can't really post them as comments (where they seem more appropriate).
    – Mitch
    Jul 14, 2011 at 16:07

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If they are low rep users that can't post them as comments (rep less than 50), @RegDwight has said that we should flag them so that he can move them to comments.

Otherwise, I'd say comment to suggest that they make it a comment if it's not an answer, downvote it if it's an answer but not a good answer, and flag it if it's a duplicate of another answer.

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    I hadn't seen this question before, but it somewhat overlaps with one I've just posted. What would you expect the moderator to do if the later answer was almost entirely a duplicate, but perhaps slightly better phrased, referenced, or just adding some minor (but 'desirable') extra point? Jul 17, 2011 at 17:34

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