I posted an answer to this question: hanging references using \fullcite.

A few hours later someone else posted this question: \fullcite not printing references in apa format.

The answer to both questions is exactly the same. Should I post my answer in two places, or should the questions be merged?

  • merging seems sensible in this case Mar 14, 2011 at 6:30

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I agree that in this case then merging seems a reasonable thing to do, particularly as the questioner in the second case says that the answer to the first solves their problem.

But I would caution against drawing a general conclusion from this specific case. The answers being the same does not imply that the questions were the same, and I think that merging implies that they are.

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    To add to your general conclusion, if two different questions can be answered identically, giving a full answer to one and a pointer to it with a one-line summary to the other question will suffice. This isn't a problem case. Mar 14, 2011 at 9:49
  • @Charles: Exactly. Mar 14, 2011 at 9:58
  • It turned out in the particular examples I mention, the questions morphed into things that required separate answers. I've accepted this answer because I think that most cases will match Andrew's second paragraph.
    – Alan Munn
    Mar 16, 2011 at 23:44

Not an an answer, but rather another case: The question How to disable the prompt on error? looks like a duplicate and/or merge candidate of those three question to me: Ignore compile errors (as mentioned by Alan), Suppressing error messages (interestingly, this one has very different answers), How to prevent pdflatex to stop working due to an invalid input file?

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