Before you close this question as a duplicate: I know that the common sense in the meta answers is "TeX questions on Stackoverflow are on-topic there and we separately answer questions, even if they are duplicates on SO".
The motivation for this post is the following: Lately there have been some question I know I found answers to in the past. I wanted to mark them as duplicate, but recognized that the answer is on SO. Well, I could have answered the question, but essentially it would have been a c&p of the SO answer. Posts like this one about tables and multiple columns f.i. have a pretty good answer.
StackOverflow even maintains a documentation about LaTeX (basic coverage in their documentation project), has about 5,600 questions about LaTeX and only their tag about LaTeX suggests using the TeX.SE site.
Question: Why should one reinvent the wheel and write answers that already have been given? Isn't there an option for marking it as duplicate of an SO question, if both sites deal with LaTeX?