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Despite almost identical titles (and the same user task -- send email) the questions are about different issues underneath: the first question might be about shadowing Python stdlib module due to filename conflict. The second -- about ssl error.

Should such questions be merged (one closed as a duplicate of another) or should they be kept separate?

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marked as duplicate by gnat, Martijn Pieters, Josh Crozier, Łukasz 웃 L ツ, hims056 Jan 26 at 5:21

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Keep them seperate IMO –  Cole Johnson Dec 24 '13 at 4:22
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If the issues are different, the titles should be too. –  Josh Caswell Dec 24 '13 at 20:02
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  • if issues are different enough and they make sense as different questions then they should be separate questions
  • titles should be changed to reflect the actual questions
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