Linked Questions

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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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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Another take on canonical answers: Add a “canonical” vote

When closing a question as a duplicate, it is becoming harder and harder to search for a good original as the pool of questions and answers grows and grows. While the new dupe closing dialog is a ...
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Are unanswered questions a problem yet?

Two years ago I asked an adorable question: is 180,000 unanswered questions too many? Now there are 704,563 questions with no up-voted answers and counting. I've had the feeling that this flood was ...
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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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Not just Closing Duplicate, nor Canonical Answers, but Optimizing for Pearls - How do we reward Pearl-Discovery?

How can we change the motivation system to encourage people to spend more time curating and looking for pearls, rather the wallowing in the sand? We have heard that "Questions are the sand, and great ...
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Finding earlier answers for commonly-repeated questions

Apologies if this counts as "bumping" my question as previously asked on Language. It's only just dawned on me that quite likely the SO internal search engine is the same across all sites, so others ...
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I want to know how duplicious a question is, and if it is the best example of such

Closing as dupe is one of the harder things high-rep users and moderators do. It involves a lot of judgement in order to be done right. We have to determine how close of a duplicate a question is. ...
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Close as duplicate: ability to change target Q&A

Occasionally when I am the first to cast a "Close as duplicate"-vote, and search for a target Q&A to reference, it happens that I shortly after that stumble over another Q&A that would ...
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Sort result by oldest or most votes for answer when searching for duplicate

Apologies if this is a duplicate, there was a huge amount of noise when I searched META for most votes answers to find how to sort a search by the oldest or the one with the most votes for the answer ...
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Duplicate search results are disappointing, can we fix this? [duplicate]

On the Android site, I wanted to close a question as a duplicate of another I was familiar with. In the close dialog, I typed where can i find stock or custom roms for my android device, expecting to ...