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I just noticed I posted a question that is really similar to this one (answered by the same user), but I'm not sure if it's close enough to be a duplicate.

I would delete it, but the answer is preventing me from doing so.

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I voted to close as dup. – nhahtdh Jan 29 '13 at 19:13
@nhahtdh And your motivation for that is? It might help this question along. – Bart Jan 29 '13 at 19:24
@Bart: I looked too quick through the questions. – nhahtdh Jan 29 '13 at 21:52
up vote 5 down vote accepted

One has an answer, and is asking for the question that it answers, and the other is asking a question which is answered. No, they are not exact duplicates (The questions, in isolation, are different), but since both have been answered the entire Q/A of each has all of the same information.

The fact that a single answer could answer two questions doesn't make those questions duplicates.

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You got a point there. – SeinopSys Jan 29 '13 at 19:18
Thousands of questions would have to be closed as duplicate, if that were the case. =) – J. Steen Jan 29 '13 at 19:33

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