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Why are two very different questions not allowed to have the same answer? [duplicate]

For reference, these are the two questions at issue: Detect if an element has been resized via javascript? and -moz-resize event The askers have completely different questions arising out of two ...
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Cross-posting the same answer to multiple questions about the same topic [duplicate]

I found at least 5 different questions about my problem here in StackOverflow; unfortunately none of the answers helped me fix the issue, and then I stumbled upon the solution quite by chance. Now my ...
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What to do when it is appropriate to give the same answer to more than one post? [duplicate]

Here is the problem: I searched for a certain answer and found 3 relevant posts in different but related questions. So I answered one of them and duplicated it to others. One of the reviewers ...
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Is it considered bad manners to copy and paste a response to multiple questions that are similar? [duplicate]

I've noticed a number of questions on a particular topic that are very similar. Is it considered bad manners to copy and paste a common response to the similar questions? If it is considered bad ...
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Is it good form to repeat the same answer over several similar or identical questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it acceptable to add a duplicate answer to several questions? I have just written the following almost identical answers: https://stackoverflow.com/a/9480689/575530 https:/...
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Crossposting answers on duplicate questions [duplicate]

What is the consensus or policy on crossposting answers on a single Stack Exchange site or across different Stack Exchange sites? (I searched and found a lot of questions and answers about ...
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One answer to multiple questions? [duplicate]

Some time ago I created these two questions: "How to build nested responses in an Apigility driven application with a ZfcBase-DbMapper based model?" and "How to access and manipulate data in Apigility ...
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What is the XY problem?

What is the XY problem? When asking questions, how do I recognize when I'm falling into it? How do I avoid it? Return to FAQ index
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How should duplicate questions be handled?

What should I do when I see a question that is a duplicate of another one? Should I answer it? Should I downvote it? Should I comment? Should I edit the question to indicate it's a duplicate? If I ...
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Present and future of bots on Stack Exchange

There are discussions on Meta already for some time now about the potential usage of bots on Stack Exchange (SE). The earliest I could find goes back to 2009, but there have been others [link], [link]...
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When is a duplicate question not a duplicate?

I thought that this question C# newbie List question was a duplicate (sorry, as a noob meta user I can only post one link, please follow my comment on that question), but other folks don't seem to ...
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Are there any non-trivial examples of exact-duplicate answers to non-duplicate questions?

From time to time, discussions arise about the merits of posting identical answers to (allegedly) related-but-not-duplicate questions. In almost all of these, someone brings up the same argument that ...
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At what point does a question become a duplicate? [duplicate]

I just saw this question asked on SO: Does try/finally ignore exceptions? It's really similar to, or duplicate of: In C# will the Finally block be executed in a try, catch, finally if an unhandled ...
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User posting exact duplicate answers to multiple questions

Recently I noticed these three late answers in the review panel. Two of them are exactly the same and the other one adds an additional line. Can't push to github through proxy What is my best option ...
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