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How should duplicate questions be handled?

What should I do when I see a question that is a duplicate of another one? Should I answer it? Should I downvote it? Should I comment? Should I edit the question to indicate it's a duplicate? If I ...
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Close as duplicate, or leave it to assist others with weak search-fu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: duplicate question etiquette: to delete or not to delete? I posted a question that I knew was a duplicate, because I was having no luck at all searching up the question that I ...
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Unknowingly ask an already asked question [duplicate]

I asked a question yesterday on SO, as I was not able to get an answer using Google, and some time later a member posted a thread reference which had an answer to my question. That thread contains ...
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I've asked a duplicate question. Now what? [duplicate]

I asked a duplicate question and the community flagged it as duplicate. So I accepted it as duplicate. Now what? Am I supposed to delete it? I ask this because even after accepting that it is a ...
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Should I delete my question that was closed as a duplicate? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: duplicate question etiquette: to delete or not to delete? So, I have asked a question, that was a bug, that was a duplicate here on the meta a week or so back. It was closed ...
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Do not delete good duplicates!

This question (currently deleted (visible only to 10kers)) is a great example of a duplicate question that should not be deleted. [Note: this question was later merged into this one, which resulted in ...
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Who are the diamond moderators, and what is their role?

Some people have a diamond after their username (e.g. Michael Myers ♦) What special privileges do diamond moderators have? How can I become a diamond moderator? Who are the diamond moderators? How ...
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When is a duplicate question not a duplicate?

I thought that this question C# newbie List question was a duplicate (sorry, as a noob meta user I can only post one link, please follow my comment on that question), but other folks don't seem to ...
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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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Merge Exact Duplicates

I think it would be a good idea if you merged "Exact Duplicates". All the answers are relevant and useful so if they are closed and lost forever they become useless and people lose out on points.
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Deletion/Voting of/on non-deleteable questions

Background: I'm concerned about changing the tags of questions. Some questions are blocked to be edited, e.g. the tags can not be changed. I run over them again and again over the last months and want ...
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Merge question after finding it as a duplicate- Feature request

Hi, What is the best practice after finding a question as a duplicate to another one? Anyways the question will get closed eventually. But what if it was possible to merge the question to the ...
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Why does it take so long for duplicated posts to be deleted?

I've been surprised how many questions I've seen with only one or two delete votes, especially when users post exact duplicates of their questions if they don't get "good enough" answers quickly. I'd ...
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Honored “Access to Moderator Tools”, and then what?

I exceeded 10,000 reps. I have already noticed I can see other people's deleted answers. But who wants to undelete an answer that the answerer him or herself wanted to delete? Also there is a more ...
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Backlinks to duplicates [duplicate]

Currently, when a user comes across a duplicate, they can follow the link to the original question and its answers. But if they find the original question first, they can't see any of the questions ...

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