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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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Propose a new 20k reputation privilege [closed]

Right now, the maximum privilege "unlock" is at 10k reputation: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/privileges We're considering adding a new 20k reputation privilege, but having a hard time figuring out ...
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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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Is it OK to just downvote & flag help vampires?

This is no longer my point of view; so I changed title, removed comments and accepted Jeff's answer. The comments on this answer made it clear to me and changed my mind... May this question serve as ...
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Changes to “close as duplicate”

As you may have noticed, Jarrod's been hacking away at some design changes to the "close as duplicate" UI. These are the first fruits of some discussions we've been having internally regarding the "...
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Is mentioning sex ok or is it not?

After we had a discussion about sex on the Internet in Stack Overflow's C++ chat room yesterday, the room description was changed to something mentioning sex. Before you think you discovered ...
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Revamping the Duplicate question System

Now that we have over 3 million questions on Stack Overflow, the "Duplicate Question" problem is becoming way more difficult to handle and address. We are seeing over 130 possibly duplicate questions ...
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“Close as duplicate” - what if only the answer is a duplicate?

I know it's already established that duplicate questions should be closed but not deleted, so they can act as "pointers" to the one canonical answer. However, I think there's one important aspect ...
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Does Stack Overflow encourage writing *good* answers?

I can guess, that to the most of Meta residents I looks like no more than some irritating rascal, only good for raising unrest and harassing people. That is not so true. Great most of time I spend on ...
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How do we deal with octuplicate questions?

I just googled: "site:stackoverflow.com +axure" I got these answers: Web UI prototyping tools What is the best web prototyping tool? What tools are available for designing Web UI? What are you ...
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Reward <3k reputation users for finding duplicates

I suggest rewarding a silver badge to users with <3k reputation for correctly finding and flagging duplicate questions. The community would benefit having most part of its users engaged to keep ...
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Closing as Duplicate When the Answers are Duplicates

It seems there is some discussion going on at a particular question on SO regarding whether a new question is an exact duplicate of an older question. It seems that once a question reaches a certain ...
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Should I vote to close as duplicate if another question has good advice?

Suppose there is a Stack Overflow question like the following: What is wrong with my program? I have a program like this, to ask the user to quit or continue: public class QuitOrContinue { ...
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Do 20% of the top voted questions really provide 80% of the answers for beginners in a tag? [closed]

This assumption is of course joking, but say you start to learn jQuery. At the beginning, the questions you will have will be similar to those of most beginners. So in all likelihood, these questions ...
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1answer
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Bringing chat-like question linking (onebox) to questions and answers

You know when you insert a pasted link into a chat there is a nice info tile. Why isn't there something like that in the actual sites? I think it would be great for when you think there is a relevant ...