Linked Questions

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How to get a new answer for an old question [duplicate]

Seems like this question should have already been asked on Meta, but I could not find it. What should we do when the situation changes for an old question that already has an accepted answer? is ...
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6answers
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What to do with cross-site duplicates?

What's the right course of action for cross-site duplicates? There are two flavors: A question is posted which belongs on another site and ends up already having been asked there. I can't find an ...
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4answers
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Keeping special status for Accepted Answers without sticking them to top forever?

I often see complaints about highly voted answers (an indicator of community respect) appearing below an accepted answer which may have far fewer votes e.g. Shouldn't the answer with more votes be ...
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4answers
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If you are not satisfied with answers on someone else's question, should you ask your own?

Suppose you had a question, and you really want a good answer that would solve your problem, but noticed it was already asked by someone else. Now, a lot of answers had been posted and upvoted, and ...
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2answers
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What about questions already answered elsewhere? [duplicate]

What should we do about questions that are already answered on another SE site? I'm thinking of this one example answer. It's normally done that way when the link is external to SE, or it's normally ...
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2answers
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What to do about the same question on multiple sites? [duplicate]

There have been many questions that ask if a user is allowed to cross-post a question on multiple sites, and the general conclusion is that they are not allowed to do so. However, sometimes there are ...
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2answers
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Are similar questions allowed on two sites? [duplicate]

Are questions which are basically the same sites allowed on on two Stack Exchange sites? For example take a look at these two questions from Server Fault and Super User. Server Fault What is the ...
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1answer
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Should I paraphrase the cross-site duplicate when posting it as an answer?

This Stack Overflow question had an answer on Software Engineering. After reading this answer here, I went ahead and posted an answer, since I feel like that question is on topic on both sites. In ...
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1answer
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Cross-stack duplicates? [duplicate]

Today, I saw this question on Super User. The first comment pointed out that it had been answered on StackOverflow. Would it have been appropriate to flag the SU question as a duplicate of the SO ...
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0answers
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What to do when my question has a duplicate on another Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

What should I do with my question: Should I use different method names or overload parameters in Java? Since it appears to have been answered on another Stack Exchange site: Should we rename ...
2
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1answer
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Closing duplicates between StackOverflow and StackExchange [duplicate]

I have found a question on SO, which is very similar to a question on the SE community (https://drupal.stackexchange.com/). I have tried to create a flag with the standard flags for it, but it seems ...
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2answers
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What should I do with question that has been answered on another site? [duplicate]

I have review the following question and answer What's the policy on marking questions as duplicates? My New question: As part of community what should I do when I find questions that have been ...
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0answers
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What’s the Accepted Procedure for questions that have been answered on another Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

“Vim74: E149 Sorry no help for help.txt” on Stack Overflow seems (to me) to be asking much the same question as “Vim - errors E433 No tags file, E149 No help for help.txt” on Super User. That second ...
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0answers
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Cross-site duplicates [duplicate]

What should be done with cross-site duplicate questions? There is this question about a certain XNA issue: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17498635/resize-game-windows-without-freezing-and-...