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Questions with the same name [duplicate]

If you try to ask a question and a question with the same title exists you get this message: Your question couldn't be submitted. Please see the error above. To pass that people do things like ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Why can't we use the word “problem” in titles?

Recently this Mathematica question was posted, Mathematica can't DSolve two-body pro-ble​m? The reason for the odd split in the word pro-blem is there is a filter preventing its use in titles. For the ...
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The Efficacy Of Stack Overflow's Question Title Filter

I'm getting pretty sick of this meme that the title check being run on Stack Overflow (and Super User and Server Fault) is somehow ineffective, obviously broken, etc. etc. So, I'm going to drop the ...
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Can I have a link to the “ask as question” page with the tag field pre-filled?

We'd like to encourage people to ask questions on Stack Overflow. For this, we'd like to have on our site a link to the Stack Overflow ask as question page, but we'd like to have the "tag" field pre-...
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What's wrong with my SQL query?

Just took a look at this question and was struck by the lovely list of related questions: Should we add this title to the low quality posts filter? Or have some logic that checks for how similar a ...
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I can't edit a question when the title already exists, but I can ask?

I was trying to edit this question and it gave me this error: The other question is Java heap space out of memory. Indeed, it has an identical title, but if I can't submit an edit because the title ...
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How did this question bypass the dupe-title filter and the question rate-limit?

Here are the two questions: (10k only - since both are now deleted) DVD Sorting Program for C++ Beginners (Help Needed) DVD Sorting Program for C++ Beginners (Help Needed) The titles are exactly the ...
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A (closed) question with this title already exists

A user has asked his question two times, the first one of which I closed. When editing the open question, I changed the title to the one used in the closed question, and I get this message: a ...
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Long-term goal: Automated StackOverflow sandbox site for beginners?

First, this a long-term idea and I'm hoping we brainstorm(this isn't all-or-none). And please think about the overall idea, not a single implementation roadblock. It seems that a lot of problems are ...
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How are questions with titles that differ only in minor words to rude and abusive questions treated?

The Holocaust denial trolling questions https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/36478/is-there-a-way-to-refute-this-image and https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/36450/can-you-refute-...
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Quarantine questions from known poor quality users

I submit this for discussion. It is unfair that well behaved users with real question are being outnumbered by "he's my code, fix it" questions. I suggest a quarantine period for know bad users, ...
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Warn about identical question titles

I just realized that there are several questions on Stack Overflow with very similar titles, such as Generics in Java and Java Generics (capitalization may differ). Today, Can I add to a generic ...
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Duplicate Titles needing improvement and/or closed as duplicate

So in attempting to answer: Warn about identical question titles I wondered how often this happens. OH MY WORD!! Here's a data query which returns 10881 question pairs with duplicate titles. ...
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Put an end to the tyranny of “supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource” questions

Please disallow any post whose title is Warning: mysql_num_rows(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource Or whose body content contains this text for users of less than 500 rep. ...

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