Linked Questions

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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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Duplicates of poor-quality questions lacking answers

Here's the scenario. A user asks a poor quality question that is difficult to understand, let alone answer. As a result, nobody feels confident enough to offer an answer. A few comments are made ...
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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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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 of duplicates should be remapped

I noticed today another example of duplicates of duplicates: that this question (A) was closed as a duplicate of this one (B), but one day later (B) was closed as duplicate of another question (C). ...
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An insight on duplicates

I have a few questions related to duplicates, which I could not find answers for. Is it appropriate to flag a question as a duplicate when the possible duplicate is unanswered? I have come to a ...
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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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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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Duplicate question close reason says “already has an answer,” which is often false [duplicate]

I asked a question here on MSO today, but it was found to have been asked around a month ago. I'm not concerned by this (better to be found by more than one user) but, I noticed that the wording in ...
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Two kinds of Duplicate closing are too confusing - suggestion for a possible fix

Question closed as duplicate before Changes to "close as duplicate" (part deux): Question closed as duplicate after Changes to "close as duplicate" (part deux): This is ...
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Give reasons for votes to Leave Open and provide reasons to those who voted

As an addition or follow-on to The close reason rework project: Changes to "close as duplicate" (part deux) Help us make "Off-Topic" close reasons clearer to the OP Help us make &...
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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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How to handle duplicate questions when old one is not accepted

Since the changes in closing, no question can be marked duplicate if the old question doesn't have approved or upvoted answer. Now there was this question that is 100% identical to this one, but ...
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Use most-selected duplicate as the first duplicate shown in the banner

When a question is closed as a duplicate, it appears that the choices for the duplicate question links are presented in one of three orders1: Most answers First duplicate chosen Undefined Any of ...
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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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