Should I create a new question that has the same (or very similar) answer as another question?

by Mark Adamson   Last Updated July 27, 2018 09:24 AM

This relates to this android question and the very useful answer.

The dilemma for me is that the question here was effectively 'what's the point of being able to set a receiver to enabled:false' and the answer was given as an example of where it might be set dynamically based on android version.

However, the question I came looking for was 'How do I dynamically enable a receiver based on android version?' So the answer is a perfect answer to the question that I came to ask (and pretty good answer to the original question), but my question feels distinct and useful enough to stand by itself.

Should I create my question and point to the other answer, or quote it word for word with a pointer to the original (that feels rude).



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