Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I've come across a user who seems to have a habit of reposting questions when he doesn't get an answer or one he likes.

I've flagged one of the duplicates, but I'm not sure which to flag out of this pair:

get picture size by distance - augmented reality

Augmented reality - Image size transform

The first is the earlier question, but the second is a (slightly) better question and has a better answer.

Which question should be flagged? The newer one or the "worse" one?


He went for a hat-trick:

scale object size from camera

share|improve this question
Since they're from the same user, I'd edit any extra detail from the later question into the first, and flag for a Merge which deletes the newer question and moves it's answer onto the old one – Ben Brocka Aug 23 '12 at 11:14
@BenBrocka Is that via a flag for moderator attention? – deadly Aug 23 '12 at 11:53
@deadly Flag as "other", and explain the situation. – Rob W Aug 23 '12 at 12:02
Yeah, you have to use an Other flag, ask for a Merge; the mods will know what it means. It's rare, but pretty much exactly for this situation (same user reposts same question) – Ben Brocka Aug 23 '12 at 13:50
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Since they're the same question in intent they should be merged which combines the two questions (deleting one of them) and migrating all answers to the same place.

Edit the extra information from the later question into the older one and flag the question with an "other" flag and explain the questions are the exact same by the same person and should be merged together.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .