I just found this question in the first posts review queue and voted to close it (see my comment to it) because I cannot see how U&L would benefit from it. Next, I found one of the answers in the review queue, and as I "feared", an opinion based discussion was already going on.

Independent from this case: When I think that a question is off-topic and I see an answer that confirms my view, then what should I do?

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Nothing. Just vote to close the question as off topic.

That said, I don't really see why that question is off topic. It basically boils down to: "Why does this *nix program behave in one way and this other *nix program behave in another way", so I'd call that on topic, myself.

  • Well, disagreement is part of the game, this is why more than one user votes. The question, however, was meant to ask for what to do with the answer to off-topic questions. Dec 15, 2016 at 12:21
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    @countermode absolutely, the second paragraph was just an afterthought. The first is the answer to your question: do nothing to the answer, just vote to close the question.
    – terdon Mod
    Dec 15, 2016 at 14:52

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