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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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New UI encourages askers to confirm or dispute duplicate votes

As of the 9th of March, the banner shown to askers whose questions have attracted at least one duplicate close vote has a couple of new options: If the author clicks the first button, they're shown a ...
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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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Automatic insertion of dupe-banner after just one close vote is vulnerable to abuse

I see that the "close as duplicate" feature continues to undergo changes. Unfortunately, I must report negatively on this newest one. This time, it's that a banner is added to a question as soon as ...
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Link to duplicate answer in 'marked as duplicate' section

Using your typical duplicate answer as a reference: I think that the "has an answer" text of the duplicate section should either be linked to the duplicate answer. Or, if that's untenable, clicking ...
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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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1answer
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Reward <3k reputation users for finding duplicates

I suggest rewarding a silver badge to users with <3k reputation for correctly finding and flagging duplicate questions. The community would benefit having most part of its users engaged to keep ...
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1answer
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Create CW answer for every “Vote to close as duplicate” vote

Shog once suggested an better way of dealing with duplicate votes by making each suggested duplicate an answer that could be voted on. Let's do it! One of the biggest advantages of that idea is ...
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Quoting answers in other questions

Suppose that someone answers one question, but it is also the solution to another question. Is it fine to quote it, adding a comment and link of course to acknowledge the original author? Should I ...
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Duplicate questions accepted answers section

As there are different ways to complete a task, there can be several good and helpful approaches answered on duplicate questions. I suggest a feature to add a section on Duplicate Question like ...