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How to handle the duplicate unanswered(down voted) question? [duplicate]

I was wandering around on stackoverflow today and noticed this question asking about necessity of autosave in his application with this comment having link of the duplicate question asked by same ...
Himanshu A Jadav's user avatar
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Duplicate flagging reason description requires the 'original' to already have an answer [duplicate]

When flagging a question as duplicate, the description of the action that provides the premise behind the flagging choice reads "This question has been asked before and already has an answer.". I was ...
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Show duplicate suggestions as answers

Turning @Shog9's original idea into a feature request: The way duplicates are handled should be revamped. When a 3k+ user votes to close a question as a duplicate, instead of a "possible duplicate" ...
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Changes to "close as duplicate" (part deux)

I feel like we got off on the wrong foot. Due to me being an idiot miscommunication, a partial change snuck out early, and even though we announced it we didn't really explain why we made the change. ...
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Changes to "close as duplicate"

As you may have noticed, Jarrod's been hacking away at some design changes to the "close as duplicate" UI. These are the first fruits of some discussions we've been having internally ...
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I am a sockpuppet; may I exist if I have a real purpose? [duplicate]

I am a sockpuppet account of Josh, AKA The Unhandled Exception. I am going to help him test the XMPP chat integration system he's building. Am I allowed to exist? I promise to behave, and never leave ...
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Duplicate target erroneously rejected although it has upvoted/accepted answers

This review is not possible to finish, because I get that this question can not be closed as a dupe of this question, because it has no accepted or upvoted answer (although it has two answers - each ...
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Duplicate question changes - can't mark duplicates by same user

The changed duplicate functionality (just now?) won't let us mark a duplicate where an asker asks the same question twice in an effort to get a response. eg:
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Does the change in "Exact Duplicate" wording imply a shift in policy?

In the past, when we closed a question as a duplicate of another, it had to be: An exact duplicate, in the sense that it should be nearly identical to the original question, and Only the question (...
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One question, two users

The question "Matrices causing crash" was sort of hijacked. A user (not the OP) offered a bounty and it was allowed to edit the question to add his code, not once but twice. Am I right to think this ...
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Can closing as a duplicate bump the duplicated post if it has no answer?

If there's a dupe question it usually means it's a popular topic, or there's a demand for a solution to a certain recurring problem. Sometimes we close dupes in reference to old, unanswered questions. ...
Someone's user avatar
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Specific questions that can't be closed as duplicates because duplicates now have to have an answer?

Now that this is live, we're especially interested in examples of things you'd like to close as dupe but can't now. (Quoting David Fullerton♦) With that said, this is still experimental -- if it's ...
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Can't submit question, it's a dupe of a deleted question

I posted a question, and realised it had some major flaws. The flaws were such that I decided a ninja-edit would take too long, and so just deleted it. I now can't resubmit my corrected question, as ...
fredley's user avatar
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Is there a habit to downvote new users by default? [closed]

Continuing a rather dated Downvoting of new user questions, I wonder whether meta SE has a habit to downvote new users. Every single question of mine got downvoted, sometimes with a reason, sometimes ...
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Close-Vote impossible due to "question does not have an upvoted or accepted answer" [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Duplicate target erroneously rejected although it has upvoted/accepted answers I'm getting this information since lately: This question does not have an upvoted or accepted ...
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