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Should answers on questions that already have a good answer be downvoted?

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A lot of people tend to answer questions after a good answer has been posted, should they be downvoted? Or should I just leave a comment?

asked Jul 3, 2012 by Celestial★Hurricane
You should comment telling them that there is no need so they don't do it in the future rather than down-vote them, unless it is actually incorrect information.
Than you can always flag it if it actually breaks the rules so it can be hidden easier.
That's what I have been doing, I just wanted to make sure I was doing things right. Thanks :)

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It is a rule that you shouldn't add an answer to an old question, unless you can add more information, write a much better answer, or the current answer(s) are wrong or out of date.

So if someone does that, the best thing to do is flag the answer and if a mod sees it or it gets enough flags, it will get hidden. Commenting is also helpful so the user knows what they did wrong.

answered Jul 3, 2012 by Pokemaster
selected Jul 3, 2012 by Celestial★Hurricane