What should I do, when I've written an answer that would answer two (non-duplicate) questions, equally well?
One example of this would be my answer here, which answers the question that it's posted to perfectly, and should also answer the related-but-slightly-different question here.

What's the best thing to do for this?

  • Copy-paste the entire answer to the other question?
  • Write a summary of the answer as an answer to the other question, with a link?
  • Post a "link-only" answer by the other question, with a link to my first answer?
  • Something else?
  • @msh210 Thanks! ....I was fairly certain I'd seen this asked before, but I just couldn't find it.
    – MTL
    Jan 25 '15 at 6:03
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    I've copy pasted entire answers or large segments thereof about 4 or 5 times and hardly anyone has noticed.
    – Double AA Mod
    Jan 25 '15 at 6:26
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    A question about duplicates is a duplicate. :P
    – Scimonster
    Jan 25 '15 at 18:33

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