I posted identical answers to these two questions:
The answer I posted was:
nopermfstab flag allows all users to read and write to the CIFS mount.
The comment left on one of my answers was:
Please don't post identical answers. If the questions really are identical, flag them as duplicates. If not, modify your answer to fit each question. In any case, this is a comment, not an answer. You give no explanation of what this option does, how it is supposed to be used, whether it is safe or anything.
I can understand how posting identical answers would not be desired. But is that a reason to delete both answers? Is there ever a legitimate case for having the same answers for two questions who diverge enough and aren't marked as duplicates?
As for the second part of the comment, I believe my answer clearly states what the flag does and how it's used: I explicitly state it's an
fstab flag and that it gives all users read and write access to the CIFS mount. I don't know how clearer I could be except for giving an example.
Ideally I would have liked to have a chance to modify my answer before getting them both deleted. It just seems so harsh and unforgiving when all I'm trying to do is give helpful answers which I would have loved to have read when looking at those questions.