I've noticed several instances where an answer for one question can apply equally or nearly as well to another question with some modification.
For instance, there are multiple questions by men asking about how to write an authentic female character, with minor variations in the question.
What do you consider to be the best practices for disseminating existing answers as information to new/other questions?
- Is it okay to copy-paste an answer so that the information is readily available as an answer to the new question, or does this lead to undesirable repetition of content clogging the SE?
- Should we instead quote extensively for easy access to the content and proper attribution, including even if it is our own answer?
- Should be keep it short and sweet with a sentence or two and a link to the existing post, since answering questions takes the valuable time of the answerer?
- Or should we try to call attention to the existing questions for reference without repeating answers?