Linked Questions

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Give an incentive for finding duplicate questions [duplicate]

At present if you see a question that may be a duplicate and has an easy answer you can post the answers or post a link to the duplicate question. (Or the few hi-rep users can vote to close it as ...
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Does SO need social networking features to improve the experience for expert users?

No, not like this: Hear me out! As Stack Overflow grows, it becomes increasingly ridden with extremely newbie and mediocre questions. It's just natural. The team are fighting hard to keep the crap ...
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Another take on canonical answers: Add a “canonical” vote

When closing a question as a duplicate, it is becoming harder and harder to search for a good original as the pool of questions and answers grows and grows. While the new dupe closing dialog is a ...
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6answers
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Are unanswered questions a problem yet?

Two years ago I asked an adorable question: is 180,000 unanswered questions too many? Now there are 704,563 questions with no up-voted answers and counting. I've had the feeling that this flood was ...
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5answers
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Revamping the Duplicate question System

Now that we have over 3 million questions on Stack Overflow, the "Duplicate Question" problem is becoming way more difficult to handle and address. We are seeing over 130 possibly duplicate questions ...
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Improve tools for closing as duplicate

When closing a question as a duplicate, the goal obviously is to find not just some identical question, but the one that has the best answer. The search process doesn't support that goal perfectly ...
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7answers
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Some people just do not know how to search

Problems and questions aside, I found that in SO, many questions are either Have very similar ones in SO Easily searched via google etc Sometimes despite me knowing the answer, I really just felt ...
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3answers
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Canonical answers for repeated questions

I know this question I'm proposing has some variants, but none had an answer that could solve the problem. Some others like this one: Here and Here There are these questions (from newcomers who can ...
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7answers
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Why do we reward fastest answers?

I think we all know about the fastest gun problem. My question relates to something similar, but quite different - why do we seemingly reward the fastest answer with votes? If you look at some of ...
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Would it be useful to be able to vote for Canonical answers? [duplicate]

I've added a suggestion on User Voice to consider the possibility of categorizing up to one answer per question as Canonical — i.e. worthy of being considered the consensus complete and accurate ...
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sql-faq tag being propagated [closed]

I've noticed the sql-faq tag, which has this description: These should all be generic answers to common SQL questions. They can be referenced, or used as a point to merge questions that were not ...