When I search for a solution, there is an exact question title but the user may ask a different question related to his/her own problem and that wouldn't solve ours. For example:

How to detect OS from javascript?

I want to know If the browser is running from Window OS.

But If I have a different OS issue, should I ask a question with exactly the same title so that I could get good answers?

  • Questions with exactly duplicate titles are not allowed by the system, so there is no need to worry about this. Simply try to word the title more tailored toward your question.
    – yoozer8
    Sep 18 '12 at 13:07
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    as a side note, please don't ask questions of the form "How to ____?" (that is not a question)
    – yoozer8
    Sep 18 '12 at 13:07
  • Why shouldn't he ask questions in that form? It seems to be the preferred form according to this question meta.stackexchange.com/questions/19999/…
    – BBog
    Sep 18 '12 at 13:23
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    @BBog I believe Jim is saying that "How to ___?" is broken English. Questions are preferred, but should be written correctly as, for example, "How do I ___?" Sep 18 '12 at 13:33
  • Ah, I understand, that's the statement form :D Thank you for the clarification
    – BBog
    Sep 18 '12 at 13:35
  • That's just quibbling, considering that you have answered such questions in the past
    – prusswan
    Sep 18 '12 at 13:54

You can not ask a question with duplicate title. Stack Overflow will not allow you to ask question with duplicate title.

As @Jim told in comment. Simply try to word the title more tailored toward your question.

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    Unfortunately one misspelled word "helps" you get the question accepted. And then the spelling can not be corrected. Is this a feature or bug? ;-)
    – Bo Persson
    Sep 18 '12 at 14:52
  • @BoPersson I think it is drawback. Sep 18 '12 at 15:05

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