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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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Why does Stack Exchange choose to track reputation separately? [duplicate]

Why does Stack Exchange choose to track reputation in separate categories? Like you could have 100,000 rep in the Arqade one, but only have 100 over in Role-Playing? And that’s because they reward you ...
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Why are there two separate boxes about duplicate questions?

There is one box at the top with links to the duplicates, and one box under the question, starting with "marked as duplicate by ...". Actually I have never seen the links before today - I have totally ...
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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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Duplicate question from same user, neither one has answers

What should I do if I see that a user has posted the exact same problem multiple times? Neither of the questions have answers, so I can't flag the latter one as a duplicate of the first one. Is it ...
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Is it better to use a dupe target that has an answer?

This is an issue only for meta, as a question without an answer can be used as a dupe target on meta, not on the main sites. Changes to "close as duplicate" (part deux) (thanks to Laurel for ...
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Why is Stack Exchange biased against casual and cosmopolitan users?

The combination of reputation score requirements for site interaction and the heavy splitting of the website into many similar but slightly different sub-sites with independent user accounts creates a ...
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Should we close support questions where the answer is “no” as duplicates of corresponding feature requests?

I just came across this support request in the close-votes review queue, where it was proposed as a duplicate of this feature request. The answer to the support request is “no, you can’t do that”, ...
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Rename [exact-duplicates] to [duplicate-questions]

Going by this question, there once was a time when what we now know as duplicate questions were called exact duplicates. Fortunately, this has been changed with exceptions to the tags on Meta SE and ...
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When a question is closed for duplicate and <other-reason>, shouldn't the duplicate be shown?

It sometimes happens that a question has more than one problem, and could be closed for all of those. When that happens, the reason that collected most votes is chosen as the close reason: there can ...
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Duplicates Mark II, Canonicals, more aggressive duplicate prevention

This question is another take on the duplicates problem. It steals is inspired by ideas from the various posts and feature-requests posted here on meta. Disclaimer: In this post, I am referring to ...
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Does the new guidance on duplicate questions suggest closing a question as duplicate, if the original answers the OP's question?

In other words, should we now look at the content of the answers when we are evaluating questions for possible duplication? Is it sufficient to say "Your answer can be found in this question over ...
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Question closed as too localized, but then closed question is cited in duplicates?

https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/3873122 is up for closure as a duplicate. The duplicate cited is Functions stop working when file included with root path (leading slash), which was closed as ...
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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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Why can I edit out the Possible Duplicate Banner from this question? [duplicate]

Normally, I don't see an edit in the revision history where the possible duplicate banner is added after someone votes to close a question but take a look at this post, not only can I view the banner ...

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