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Is it good practice to add a better answer to a story-identification question that already has a correct (although brief/lacking) answer

In this instance there doesn't seem to be a need to post a competing answer. The question has been answered by OP and is definitely a dupe. Best thing to do would be to flag it as a duplicate and move ...
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When to ask on SF&F and when to ask on Arqade?

The best site to ask your question depends on what kind of answer you are seeking. If you want to know how the game mechanics work, then Arqade is the place to go since gameplay questions are off-...
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Are questions about copyright law on-topic?

No It might seem a bit ruthless, but it's trivial to search Google for how to determine if a book is in the public domain. Even if the question is about copyright in a country other than the U.S., it'...
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Is it good practice to add a better answer to a story-identification question that already has a correct (although brief/lacking) answer

My general policy is that if all I'm doing is searching for the title and posting in a link and summary from Goodreads or Wikipedia, I just edit the original post. If I'm sourcing quotes, tying ...
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Is it good practice to add a better answer to a story-identification question that already has a correct (although brief/lacking) answer

In my opinion, if the question is a duplicate, and if the original question has an adequate answer, no action is needed. After all, the new question could have been closed as a duplicate without ...
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Why was this question reopened when it is clearly asking to identify more than one work?

Why was this question reopened[?] @lfurini's comment is instructive as to his (and my) thinking. I'm voting to reopen this, as I think it does not contain a bunch of unrelated questions but rather ...
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Is it good practice to add a better answer to a story-identification question that already has a correct (although brief/lacking) answer

Normal etiquette on this site is that the first person to provide a correct answer to the question should have their answer accepted—but, of course, that is just custom, not binding on the person who ...
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What should we do if a Story-ID question acknowledges that they're looking for the same story as another user?

Don't close (usually) The new question should link to the old question so that it can easily be found in the Linked Questions section. It's also often good to leave a link to the new question on the ...
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