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Questions tagged [canonical-questions]

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What is the course of action if I find a better duplicate for a question already closed as duplicate?

What to do when I find a duplicate question - often already marked as duplicate, and I find that the question is indeed a duplicate, but much better answered in a different question, so that it may be ...
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Findable canonical questions?

Today I wrote about a possible Achievements dialogue sum error which was duped to "New top bar can't math." As James Webster and Cruncher point out there, the title is intended to be humorous, but it ...
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Seeking canonical answer on why the OP can edit/change their question after it has answers

In one of the sites I'm active in I see fairly regular comments by some contributors that they hate that people can edit their questions. Now I intuitively grok why this is a good policy but I don't ...
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Audits and the “canonical question” bug

I just got a failed audit for this question, which showed up as a "first post" (and the audit system, as it does, lied and said that it had no upvotes and no answers). I intended to mark the ...
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Encourage the posting of Canonical Questions by making “Answer Your Own Question” posts Community Wiki automatically

Here on Meta, we have a faq tag. It contains many topics that describe in high-quality detail how the SE network functions. By convention, we mark these posts Community Wiki and protect them. ...
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Why Did I Get a “Great Answer” Badge for a CW Answer? [duplicate]

I posted "What is a NullReferenceException in .NET?" as a place for canonical answers to this canonical question. In fact, most of the answers here are not from me. Why in the world did this earn me ...
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Encyclopedia Stack Exchange and the Canonical Answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Another take on canonical answers: Add a “canonical” vote I just read Joel's post about Encyclopedia Stack Exchange and I've always been a strong advocate of all ...
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Creating an FAQ post to answer the CSS question: “How do I center something?” [closed]

One of the most common CSS questions on Stack Overflow is about centering in some form. It can often be confusing, because there are several interpretations of what it means to be "centered" and each ...
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The Wikipedia of Long Tail Programming Questions

So I have just read the newest blog entry and it seems to be addressing something I had brought up here before, namely a way to deal with the constant stream of duplicated questions. It's interesting, ...
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Should c++-faq tagged threads be made CW? [closed]

Yesterday I started this thread on Sequence Points and Undefined Behaviour and tagged it [c++-faq] after reading the following thread created by reputed member of the C++ community(tag) sbi Setting ...
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Community Wiki and FAQs

If I have a FAQ or some little known information should I phrase my question as a FAQ instead of a question when posting on Stack Overflow or is this type of post frowned upon?
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Wiki pages on Stack Exchange

Wouldn't it be nice to have a page with just the answer (and maybe the questions) for some topics. The fact that there has been an extensive discussion about a question isn't always relevant to ...