I voted to close the lot of those questions. There were quite a few.
It appears that in one case I mixed up which one to close and which one to keep open.
Generally, the post that has:
- The most views (meaning it's the most searchable)
- The best answers
- The most detail
is the one that's kept, the others are closed as duplicates, regardless of their timestamp.
In some instances, moderators will merge the questions if the code for the answers will work for the questions that are merged. Otherwise they'll simply stay closed as a duplicate.
Please do not re-open exact duplicates. Ask for them to be merged if they if there are answers that are split among the questions that belong together. If they aren't exact duplicates (e.g., similar answer but way different problem), then flag them for re-opening, or vote to re-open them.
Please do not delete duplicates. They're there to help people find the canonical answer, no matter what users search for. If they get deleted, we may lose good search terms that we would otherwise have.