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Should I write an answer and have it closed immediately as duplicate as an effort to provide more access points?

None of the wording is better - they both raise the same problem and have the same answers. The second one is obviously not indexed by Google. They are then duplicates and you create work for the ...
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What is the proper procedure when an old answer no longer works?

Generally the same applies as with any other problem, you ask a good question that includes: What are you trying to do? What have you tried in order to make it happen? What results did you expect? ...
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Duplicate of deleted question

This is a consequence of the OP doing it wrong in asking a bad question, creating a new question instead of editing the port information into the original, then deleting the first instance after the ...
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What is the proper procedure when an old answer no longer works?

In addition to what's explained HBrujin's excellent answer, it's worth mentioning bounties. Bounties allows you to give an explanation for why you're setting the bounty - and up to date answers is a ...
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What is the proper procedure when an old answer no longer works?

A question should not be closed merely because someone else has asked it. Questions should be closed when an answer on another question provides a working solution to your question. (This also ...
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