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Duplicate question etiquette: to delete or not to delete? [duplicate]

Let's say I'm a good Stack Overflow citizen: I have a question, I search on SO and on google to see if someone's asked the same thing, and I can't find anything that shows up, so I go ahead and post a ...
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What is the ideal number of questions SE wants for any answer for the best search effectiveness? [duplicate]

After reading former SE co-founder Jeff Atwood's blog post Dr. Strangedupe I came to this problem. If I post a wonderful description about the features of a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, do we want users to ...
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We as a community overuse the duplicate feature [duplicate]

When I first discovered Stack Exchange, it was in the form of Stack Overflow. It seemed like a great place...until I became a member. Apparently, my policy of "Upvote unto others as you would have ...
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Why does one lose reputation for posting a duplicate? [duplicate]

I don't believe it is harmful to have the same questions written in different ways. Many times I search for a question but can't find it, only later to have someone share a question that is phrased ...
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How can I delete a duplicate question? [duplicate]

Here there is a "insightful" question about basic programming with 105 upvotes, and it has got 14 answers. But okay, life is not fair , so asking about the unfairness also gets 75 upvotes. ...
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Can we have the ability to make question synonyms? [duplicate]

Many questions on stack overflow are duplicates. These are often closed, but what would be nicer is if the question could be declared a synonym of another (by users of sufficiently high rep, or by ...
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Is there a way to advocate for the removal of a “duplicate question” declaration? [duplicate]

I made my way to this question: apache2.service is masked and there is a box purporting that it is a duplicate if this question: systemctl, how to unmask Question A is arguably a special case of ...
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What does Stack Overflow do with similar questions? [duplicate]

I don't know if this could be combined to include a recommendation as well as 2 questions, but I noticed that quite a few questions on SO have duplicates. I would like to know whether these ...
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How should duplicate answers be handled? [duplicate]

What should I do when I see an unanswered question (or not well answered) which solution is the same of the answer to a different question? Should I refer to the answer of the different question with ...
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Why should I flag a question as a duplicate, instead of answering it? [duplicate]

Background: I have recently begun answering more questions on Stack Overflow. I have already learned new things about programming languages I use on a daily basis and have had an overall excellent ...
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New Post Notices are live network-wide

For further issues, bugs and feedback that have not been covered by existing answers here please feel free to ask a new question. A few minutes ago, new Post Notices were launched across the Stack ...
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Can we clarify to the OP that their question is not yet closed and the duplicates are only suggestions?

I keep seeing custom flags in the queue from question askers who are incredibly irritated because there is a big, prominent box at the top of their question. It's just a list of other questions which ...
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Someone flagged my question as already answered, but it's not

I asked a question regarding a very specific feature of a program and whether or not it works with a larger program. Within hours someone had marked it with "This question may already have an answer ...
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1answer
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What are the review queues, and how do they work?

I see a "review" link on the top of the page, which takes me to a few "review queues". What is a "review queue"? What are the various queues for? What can I do in each queue? Return to FAQ index
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Who are the diamond moderators, and what is their role?

Some people have a diamond after their username (e.g. Michael Myers ♦) What special privileges do diamond moderators have? How can I become a diamond moderator? Who are the diamond moderators? How ...

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