There are some questions on SO that gets asked every single day. An example of such a question is:
Now my question is:
Is it a valid reason to delete vote on those questions or even flag them for deletion. Those questions are only noise IMHO. Especially since those questions get asked so often it makes it really hard for users to find THE answer even if they use the search functionality. Or perhaps only delete them if they are 'older' questions (e.g. more than 1 month old dupes).
This question (ironically) came up earlier: Duplicate question etiquette: to delete or not to delete? . But the accepted answer on that question states:
If there are good answers on both, flag for moderator review and ask for a merge.
If not, then leave the dup as a signpost for future researchers...
The thing is: the dupes mostly have some good (/ decent) answers from either 'repwhores' who rather score some rep instead of cv'ing or juts people who don't know to the question with a complete answer to the question. This only makes it hard for people to find the correct answer to their question if they use the search functionality because of all the noise.
Another related thing is Jeff's post about just this: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/04/handling-duplicate-questions/
And this basically is about the exact same thing as the accepted answer in the above meta question.
Another related meta question states:
If people come up with a question all the time, it means there's no one authoritative, clear enough source of information on the topic.
This comment is just wrong IMHO. It's not a matter of there is no good answer. It's more a matter I cannot find the clear enough source through all the dupes.
So my question: To delete vote ( / flag) or not to delete vote ( / flag)?