We had this question on Home Improvement.

How can I remove insulation ink from copper wire so I can weld it in place?

Which is a duplicate of this question from Electronics.

How do you remove insulation from headphone wires?

Is there/should there be a way to close the question as a duplicate of the question from the other site?


Questions often can get different answer on different sites. Just because a question has another answer on another site doesn't automatically mean that it should be closed.

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  • While I agree this is sometimes true, in this case even the OP admits that they found the answer they were looking for. – Tester101 Nov 20 '13 at 17:32
  • @Tester101 since most communities with overlap have slightly different focuses, it is not common for an answer on a 2nd site to completely answer a question on the first. So the appropriate way is to answer with a link to the other site's question (and of course proper citation) and then reword to fit the scope of the current site. – psubsee2003 Nov 20 '13 at 19:58

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