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Now I see there are a lot of duplicate questions on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What can be done about repetitive questions? Dealing with endlessly repeated questions I am new to Stack Overflow, but I figured out there are a lot of questions ...
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Flag Frequently Asked Questions [duplicate]

I've researched this a little bit on meta and there are some good ideas on how to handle FAQs, but I come across event delegation in jQuery every single visit I've ever had to Stack Overflow and it ...
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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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Do “reference questions” make sense?

We have a great influx of questions that are permutations of the same basic question. Among the most common examples in the tags I'm active in are How do I parse this HTML structure with PHP? How do ...
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Allow for Comment Reply to Usernames With Less Than Three Characters in First Word

I know this is somewhat of a rare request/edge case, but this is becoming really annoying. In the faq, which I've linked to below, you state that for the comment reply system to work, There must ...
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New close reason: Trivial variation

Several questions that get asked in some form every day (Mod_rewrite, Regex, How to parse HTML...) can't be rightfully closed as exact duplicate of anything else, because they always present an ...
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How to prevent an endless deluge of questions about “that” and “which”

I know we have already asked about this problem twice, but English.SE has now had its third question about the difference between that and which (first, second). The “Ask Question” page is supposed to ...
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Does Stack Overflow have a [community-faq] similar to that on Super User?

The Super User site has a [community-faq] tag, description of which is: These questions have been selected by the community as high-quality posts with generalized answers to questions which ...
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Need some kind of “golden” question/answer pair

I've seen this same question being answered over, and over and over. It seems I'm not the only one (see Matt Ball's comment there). I've seen it get closed sometimes, and that is good, but most times ...
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Creating generalized questions for trivial errors in order to be able to close as duplicate

Many of the low quality questions on Stack Overflow involve simply posting code and when in luck stating the exact error people are getting. A simple search for error messages highlights this problem....
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Make Canonical Community Wiki Answer for “How to Sum Array Values in PHP?” [closed]

Summary The question of "How do you sum the values of an array in PHP?" has been asked and duplicated many times on Stack Overflow. Some Meta threads suggest to make a canonical answer. What's the ...
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Is it ok to delete vote dupes (which has been asked a lot)

There are some questions on SO that gets asked every single day. An example of such a question is: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2938777/headers-already-sent I always cv those questions as ...
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Has there ever been an attempt to make “best of” compilations for a particular area?

One of the things cool about this type of site is it seems to capture the most common requirements of people learning a topic. Has there ever been an attempt to make "best of" compilations for a ...
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Extreme redundancy and duplication of questions and tags concerning hashchange [closed]

Going through the questions about the javascript event "onhashchange", there have become an extreme amount of duplicated questions as well as extremely similar tags. browser-state - regarding the ...