I answered this question yesterday regarding a local network chat application, my answer was valid, well received, and accepted.
Sometime overnight the question was closed as a duplicate of Cross-platform LAN messenger, which is perfectly fine - the two questions had very similar goals, and if I'd known about the older question I would have flagged it myself.
My issue is that in migrating my answer to the older question my answer is the exact piece of software that the older question calls out as unacceptable (unless I could provide a workaround for the issue that makes it unacceptable, which I can't).
So now my answer has gone from being a good answer to a terrible answer.
In this situation what should I do?
- Leave my answer as-is and expect downvotes (I would downvote an answer that obviously ignores something stated in the question, so I'm sure others would too)?
- Edit my answer to add a proviso stating that it was an answer to a duplicate question which did not single out this piece of software as unacceptable (and still expect downvotes)?
- Delete my answer, removing a perfectly valid software recommendation that just doesn't quite fit the question it is on, and thus never have this software recommended here because practically every question that could be asked to which this software is the answer will be closed as a duplicate of the question to which this answer is not acceptable?
- Any other ideas?