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Answering duplicate questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What is with people who answer questions that are known to be dupes? Should there be a reputation cost for duplicate questions? Strangely enough I can't find this subject ...
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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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Are duplicates creating broken windows?

I think the Eternal September is dooming Stack Overflow to have the same questions asked over and over again, and the people who don't want questions closed are winning. Why don't people want ...
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Should we downvote answers to obvious duplicate questions?

According to the accepted answer to Should one downvote answers to off-topic questions?, downvoting answers to an obvious off-topic question is appropriate, with the purpose of not encouraging people ...
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Given two [practically] identical [useful] answers, which answer do you vote for?

Given two practically identical answers, which answer do you vote for? Do you vote for: Both? The Lower Rep user? The Higher Rep user? The First one to Post (usually they're separated by seconds, ...
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Add an alert when answering a question that has at least a close vote as duplicate

I have one feature-request with the objective of having duplicate questions with no answers: To (try to) avoid people answering duplicate questions, add an alert that says the question has a probable ...
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5answers
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Closing questions while being friendlier to newbies

The SO community is very aggressive about closing duplicate and off-topic questions. This is a good thing overall, but I feel like the experience for new users who ask dup or off-topic questions is ...
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What is more correct when I see this type of questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Closing Etiquette: Why Do Some Answer and Close? I've got some problems with answering and voting to close Kev ♦ - He doesn't like when I vote to close question AND answer it....
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Downvote answers to questions that should be closed?

A recent question was a common duplicate. (16 duplicate questions were posted in the comments!) Based on my experience that it's hard to get a question deleted when it has answers (especially upvoted ...
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Just listening to the podcast; if we want to disincentivize short, pointless questions, can't we just remove the rep?

So, I was just listening to The StackExchange Podcast #20, and they're talking about how to disincentivize people answering simple, easily answered (googled) questions. Just to be clear, I'm talking ...
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2answers
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Display notification when the question you are answering is voted as dupe [duplicate]

It'll be nice if a notification is displayed when you're writing an answer to a question and someone else votes it as a dupe. Today, I answered a question and when I submitted, I noticed that it's ...
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Should there be a penalty for asking questions that get closed?

There seems to be a lot of off-topic questions coming at the minute (several re Oracle/Google ring a bell etc). It often seems to me that people are asking off topic questions for maybe a bit of "rep-...
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Automatic 'possible duplicate' comments should use new inline comment syntax

Now that links can be added into comments inline, this should be done with the automatic 'possible duplicate' comments added when a vote to close is made. It would make sense to place the question ...
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Should users answer blatant exact duplicates without noting that it's a duplicate?

In What is the meaning of <==> in Ruby, someone asked the sixth Spaceship operator question in Ruby, which is an exact duplicate of What is the Ruby <=> (spaceship) operator?. It's so ...
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Lose all reputation gained for questions closed as duplicates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should you gain rep for asking a duplicate question? I think this is a pretty obvious suggestion but I haven't found it; if it's indeed a duplicate close it. I think it would ...

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