I'm a bit curious about this, and I'm sure others are too.
Do we have any statistics on duplicate questions? Or, perhaps, some data based on user observations? If so, I'm curious as to how many dupes slip/make it through our system because we either:
- give up on it because of difficulty in finding the question(s) it's a dupe of;
- don't realize it's a dupe, so we don't look for the question it's a dupe of or act on it;
- don't get enough attention or support from other users to close it as a duplicate; or
- (similar to above) have a disagreement among users (with the privilege to VtC) as to whether a duplicate claim is legitimate (as in, whether the question really is a dupe of another question).
This interests me because it'll give us a little bit of a detailed analysis of this whole system—perhaps benefit future studies or satisfy someone's thirst for knowing this information.