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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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Change the “closed as duplicate” wording on meta [duplicate]

When a question on meta has been asked before, it is closed as a duplicate. This is true even if the original: does not have an answer at all; or, does not have an answer that fully addresses the ...
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Duplicate my question by saying this question already answer [duplicate]

Recently I asked a question on this site and an expert marked my question duplicate, saying.. "This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your ...
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Message for duplicates on Meta sites is incorrect [duplicate]

On Meta sites we can close a question as a duplicate of another question which has no answers. Which makes the current duplicate message incorrect: marked as duplicate by USER X hours ago ...
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That solved my problem is rarely true on Meta [duplicate]

On Meta, a lot of duplicate targets are unanswered, so, while it's a duplicate it doesn't actually solve my problem. Please could the text on meta be changed to "Yep, it's a duplicate" or "Oops, I ...
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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: https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/...
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1answer
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Why can we flag/vote a question on Meta as duplicate of another question which has no accepted/upvoted answers?

When we flag/vote-to-close a question as a duplicate on Stack Overflow, and that potential duplicate doesn't have any upvoted or accepted answers, we are alerted that we can't use that question as a ...
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What is the difference between exact duplicate and just duplicate?

The questions Why does Meta Stack Exchange have privileges that don't have any effect? and Meta Meta Privilege were both marked as duplicates. However, one of them has a different "marked as ...
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Remove shortened name chat pinging [duplicate]

This is a not duplicate; I am asking that this "feature" be removed. This Q now has more votes than the previous request, thus making this one more valuable. Pinging the name @nick, in chat, also ...
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1answer
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My question was marked as a duplicate, but the referenced question only has comments [duplicate]

Today I asked this question: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/189745/why-are-some-questions-closed-off-topic-or-not-constructive-years-after-they After I got 3 good answers and many comments, ...
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“Closed as Duplicate” text is misleading when the duplicate is from the same user [duplicate]

This question was recently closed on Stack Overflow as a duplicate of another question. That original question did not have any answers. However, the close reason clearly states: This question ...
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Should the dupe message say “has a better answer” rather than “already has an answer”?

Precedent shows that some Question Foo can be marked as a duplicate of Question Bar, even though Foo was asked before Bar.(Cite: 267081) This shows that one question can be called a duplicate of ...
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1answer
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Incorrect number of questions shown on tag mouseover

I recently answered this question. I also edited the question's tags from exact-duplicates to duplicate-questions as the former is now synonymized to the latter. However, when mousing over the latter ...
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Avoid same answer rewriting after deletion [duplicate]

I've just made a test few minutes ago, the scenario is the following: There was a question with 7-8 answers (all of them were correct because the question was very easy), someone downvoted all of the ...
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What's up with this reCAPTCHA? [duplicate]

"I'm a human being." - Carl Sagan I, a human, asked a question on Stack Overflow today. Actually, no, I didn't, because Stack Overflow decided I'm not a human. I'm perfectly okay with ...