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This question is starting to attract new users who contribute nothing more than "use a switch statement" as an answer. One of these answers is also a copy cat of previous answers. There really is no need for these additional answers, especially because this is already mentioned and demonstrated in some top answers. If those new users have nothing new to contribute, then I don't think those answers should remain. Even with the downvotes, they're just creating noise.

If any 3500+ users agree, someone please consider protecting that question. If those low-quality answers need not remain, then trusted users (4K+) could cast delete votes. On the other hand, having enough answers from new users deleted will automatically cause the Community User to protect the question. I've also flagged a moderator in case further action here is uncertain.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I flagged it as such about an hour ago. \$\endgroup\$ – Mathieu Guindon Nov 6 '13 at 19:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ @retailcoder: Very good. :-) More flags mean that more people agree. \$\endgroup\$ – Jamal Nov 6 '13 at 19:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ Indeed. Actually the last couple noise answers we all from 1-rep users... protecting it would definitely help. \$\endgroup\$ – Mathieu Guindon Nov 6 '13 at 19:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ @retailcoder: Right. What about that copycat answer (if you've noticed)? It's also from a 1-rep user. I couldn't find too much info about such answers on MSO. \$\endgroup\$ – Jamal Nov 6 '13 at 19:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ Noise, should be deleted along with the rest of the noise. \$\endgroup\$ – Mathieu Guindon Nov 6 '13 at 19:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ @retailcoder: I've mentioned all of that in the flag, so each offending answer should be deleted. I didn't flag each individual question so as to avoid flag-whoring. \$\endgroup\$ – Jamal Nov 6 '13 at 19:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ with a duplicate answer, I have flagged such answers on SO before using the other option, and they were deleted by a Moderator \$\endgroup\$ – Malachi Nov 6 '13 at 21:46
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Malachi: That's what I also consider, same with link-only answers. I just try not to do it too often if it doesn't seem that bad. \$\endgroup\$ – Jamal Nov 6 '13 at 21:51
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I agree, and have enabled protection.

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