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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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Change wording of “Exact Duplicate”? [duplicate]

I like the UI and the cleanliness of the Stack Exchange sites, but one thing that bugs me is the wording of the notification that something is a duplicate. I have had many questions closed because ...
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Why do we actively refer users to already existing answers of questions? [duplicate]

EDIT: I mean in the context of Stack Overflow, but other sites in the Stack Exchange may apply. I just don't understand cases when, for e.g., somebody asks a very specific question, and a user, ...
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Should users be closing questions as duplicates of closed NARQs? [duplicate]

I came across a question that was "not a real question" by definition. I want to know if there is a policy on Stack Overflow that states we should be closing questions as duplicates of a question that ...
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Is this a valid definition of “exact duplicate”? [duplicate]

A moderator on one of the Stack Exchange sites provided the following answer regarding how one should determine whether or not a question is an "exact duplicate" or not: Forget the "exact" ...
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Close votes for duplicate questions with accepted answers [duplicate]

I'm lately starting to review close votes and many times I see questions that have been voted to close as duplicate, but they have been upvoted and they have a good accepted answer... If I see such ...
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Does flagging a question as duplicate require that the original must have an answer? [duplicate]

Today was my first attempt at flagging a question as a duplicate. When I stepped through the flagging wizard, I noticed the comment below the "duplicate" choice that says "This question has been asked ...
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My question was marked as a duplicate of a question that involved a more obscure use case [duplicate]

The voting seems to suggest that my question helped promote the other question. I don't know if chronological precedence is a criterion. I wonder if it is fair that the votes my question might have ...
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Classifying question as duplicate [duplicate]

What is StackOverflow's definition of duplicate question? I noticed that there are many questions marked as duplicate just because its have the same answer. But the question with same answer doesn't ...
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I couldn't vote to close a duplicate question with no upvoted answer [duplicate]

These two questions are nearly identical: Java logic in my code nonstatic variable pRef cannot be referenced from a static context They were asked by different users, but the code is basically the ...
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Closing changes: on hold, unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized

After a ton of discussion, work and input from the community, we're rolling out the remainder of major closing changes that you've helped us design, as discussed in these prior posts. They're live, ...
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Help us make “Not Constructive” and “Not a Real Question” closures more effective [closed]

In the recent off-topic discussion, Pekka 웃 suggested that other close reasons could be further broken out as well . We've got some more specific ideas along those lines, and we want your input and ...
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Every “close” has its thorn: replace “close” with “on hold” for the first five days

That's right, I'm starting this out with a pun. Featuring a Poison song. I'm good with it. TL;DR We're looking at replacing [closed] with [on hold]. This sort of thing was proposed in a popular ...
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12answers
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We should be able to close questions as duplicates of any question

Today, the behavior of duplicate close votes was changed so that a question can only be a duplicate close vote target if it has an upvoted or accepted answer. I think that this change is not a good ...
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Help us make “Off-Topic” close reasons clearer to the OP

Goals for "Off-Topic" We'll be asking for your help on a number of closing issues, but this post is focused on how we can improve "Off-Topic" closures. Don't worry, we plan to keep on closing, but ...

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