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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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Accept score for the duplicate finder [duplicate]

Unlike most of meta folks, I take duplicated questions as a disaster. Disaster that ruins the site. Disaster inspired by the very site rules. An Uroboros of some sort - a serpent eating its own tail. ...
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Add +2 reputation points for accepted flagging as duplicate [duplicate]

This question is similar to: Why there isn't reputation points for successful flagging? , but with a small refinement, only first flag will get +2 reputation only accepted and committed flag will ...
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Small rep gain for duplicate flag [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reward finding duplicate questions - +10, +2, -5 More often than not, even though questions are marked as exact duplicates, they get answered by at least one person. Obviously,...
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0answers
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Why not treat initial close-as-duplicate similar to answers from a rep perspective? [duplicate]

Of the vote-to-close reasons, marking as "duplicate" seems unique in that: It immediately results in the OP getting his question answered It frequently requires knowledge of the subject comparable to ...
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34answers
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Can we prevent some of the low-quality questions from entering our system?

Stack Overflow has been wildly successful. And maybe in some ways too successful. I am concerned that Stack Overflow is being inundated by a stream of low-quality questions from users who are ...
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19answers
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Stack Overflow technology makes me write bad answers

Today I had some time and felt like writing a relatively good answer on Stack Overflow; explaining both the underlying mechanisms and good practices, unlike usual declarative answers in a "do that" ...
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4answers
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Is it my responsibility to search for duplicates & vote to close before answering?

I obtained the "vote to close" privilege this week, and today after providing a very quick and correct answer I received a downvote (among several upvotes) for answering what others determined to be a ...
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6answers
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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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Award accepted answer reputation for finding duplicates verified by OP

Consider the following theoretical situation: New user asks a question: Why does my program process a sorted array faster than an unsorted array? I see this question, I can: Vote to close as ...
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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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Could a significant reputation requirement for asking questions be ethical and/or practical here? [closed]

I imagine that this will be highly controversial but, well, we're here to ask and discuss, right?! In the tags that I frequent, namely c++/php/javascript on SO, it feels to me like we have reached a ...
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Merge answers but not question when closing as duplicate

It frequently happens across all SE sites that duplicate questions garner a few answers before they get closed. Sure there should be a policy about not answering dupes, but only the high rep users are ...
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New flagging dialog has a duplicate for duplicate

We've changed the flagging format from today(AFAIK) as below, looks good. But, when I select it should be closed for another reason... I can see the same reason duplicate on the top. What ...
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2answers
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Does Meta have a different standard for NAA?

There is an answer here (screenshot) which does not attempt answer a question and instead posts a joke in response to a whimsical bounty message. Several people flagged it as NAA and it quickly ...

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