Questions tagged [duplicate-questions]

This tag is referring to the process of identifying and closing questions that are duplicates of another question.

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Remove the Delete Question button in the post notice for post authors when their question is closed as a duplicate

As a foreword: I am not asking for the small "delete" button in the post's menu options to be invisible to the post author during duplicate closure, only the large, red "Delete question&...
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How should I update the link used for marking a question as duplicate?

I tried to search but couldn't find an answer to this. The problem seems to be very basic. I saw a question on SO and found that It's a duplicate of another question so decided to cast Close vote on ...
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Add the duplicate link to the closed banner for old duplicates

As several questions have brought up before, a long time ago, when a question was closed as a duplicate, instead of adding the duplicate link into the close banner (the one in blue), the Community ...
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Why should I flag a question as a duplicate, instead of answering it? [duplicate]

Background: I have recently begun answering more questions on Stack Overflow. I have already learned new things about programming languages I use on a daily basis and have had an overall excellent ...
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Comment lock does not prevent automatic duplicate comments

Question comment locked Autodupe comment later Is this intended?
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How can I suggest to change “X is a duplicate of Y” to “Y is a duplicate of X”?

Example situation: How do I full-screen my CMD? is marked as a duplicate of Fullscreen Vista's Command Prompt, or Replacement. But: the first is more general (Windows): higher-voted more marked ...
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Add some line breaks in the “duplicate list edited” message in the timeline and revision history

When a gold badge user or a moderator edits the duplicate list of a question, it now properly shows the new list's links in the timeline. This change is great, but I think we can do even better. ...
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I found an answer to two duplicate questions, both of which have no answers yet. How do I handle the situation?

In my own search for an answer I found two questions that are ultimately about the same problem. Neither question had an answer, so I was not able to flag either as a duplicate (side note: this was ...
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Strategy for old technical questions having obsolete answers [duplicate]

I have seen a lot of old questions with great old answers which are up for new answers as technology has evolved. One such example would be of answers on Android development. A lot has changed since ...
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How can a question with a positive scoring answer be said to “not have an upvoted or accepted answer”?

I tried to close a question as a duplicate today, and I got the following error message: This question does not have an upvoted or accepted answer In theory, there is nothing unusual here; this is ...
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Can my duplicate close vote be binding when I cast it on my own question [duplicate]

Today I closed a question I asked on MSO, because it was a duplicate. I voted to close, and was then served with this nice pop-up: That asks if it answers my question. Ofcourse it does, it was me ...
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Duplicate box doesn't show question [duplicate]

On a specific question the question which was a duplicate of the question is not visible:
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Target question not shown in duplicate notice on Android Chrome [duplicate]

My recently closed question isn't showing the duplicate target: Other duplicate questions seem to be fine (both mine and others).
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Why do some questions closed as duplicates lack a duplicate target? [duplicate]

The question https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/345815/336163 (asked less than ten minutes ago) was closed as a duplicate less than five minutes ago, but it lacks any semblance of a duplicate target. ...
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What is the recommended way to handle questions that are duplicates of questions in a different SE site? [duplicate]

If you have an SO question A that is a duplicate of question B on SO, it should be closed as such. However, what if question B lives not on SO but on, say, vi.SE? As far as I know there is no option ...
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Closed as a duplicate, but the duplicate list is empty?

Obligatory: This is not a duplicate of this question, which is concerning the much older duplicate closure process. Have a gander at this closed question. Notice anything weird? The Community♦ user ...
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Don't show “Does this answer your question” dialog again when another duplicate flag/vote (for the same original) is cast

When a user flags/votes to close your question as a duplicate, you'll see a dialog asking you to confirm whether it's a duplicate or not. When you submit 'No', the dialog disappears, which is great. ...
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Comment not posted when voting to close as duplicate

I just added a duplicate close vote + duplicate question to this question on Stack Overflow: How to debug FinderSync extension in Xcode The vote was recorded: close (1) But the question did NOT ...
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How can I see which duplicate has been proposed, if I've already clicked “No” on the notice and the duplicate proposer has deleted their comment?

I recently ran into an issue, where a user voted to close my question as a duplicate and I didn't believe that it was a duplicate. I clicked "No" on the notice shown to me and submitted it, and was ...
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Is there a way to advocate for the removal of a “duplicate question” declaration? [duplicate]

I made my way to this question: apache2.service is masked and there is a box purporting that it is a duplicate if this question: systemctl, how to unmask Question A is arguably a special case of ...
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Text on 'Save' button when editing duplicate list is wrongly aligned

When editing the duplicate list (a tool for ♦ moderator and gold tag badge holders), the text on the 'Save' button is wrongly aligned: Tested in the latest Safari and Firefox on macOS Catalina.
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Does question being closed prevent bounty being started on exemplary answer to it? [duplicate]

I wanted to award a bounty to this answer to Selecting the answer - I'm sure this must have been asked The answer was posted three days ago and the question was closed two days ago, and yet the ...
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Users with a gold tag badge should be able to add questions with no accepted or upvoted answers to the duplicate list for an already closed question

When anyone other than a moderator attempts to close a question as a duplicate, they can only select questions that have at least one answer that is upvoted or accepted. Even users with a gold badge ...
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How do I stop having the same “community members have suggested a similar question” pop-up? [duplicate]

I have posted a question here: Is it possible to run a script on power button press with systemd? and every time I come back to this page I have a Some community members have suggested a similar ...
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Why are “approving a pending duplicate vote” and “casting a close-as-duplicate vote” different actions when done by the asker?

When a question is flagged/close-voted as duplicate by other users, the question asker has the possibility to unilaterally approve this vote and have the question closed. If this happens, the last ...
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“(0 answers)” shows up as “( answers)” in new duplicate post notice

This question of mine was voted to be closed as a duplicate, and I received a banner at the top asking Does this answer your question? Auto-delete orphaned tag synonyms ( answers) I presume ...
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Unable to dismiss the suggested duplicate [duplicate]

Today someone suggested that my post was a duplicate of another post. I disagreed and dismissed the message by selecting the [No] button below, and clicking the [Submit] button. This however doesn't ...
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Wording of notice when dismissing a suggested duplicate

Today someone suggested my question was a duplicate. I contested and selected the NO option in the displayed box. Below is the text I got as response: Thanks! Edit your question to explain how it's ...
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Timeline duplicate list edited, suggest improvement

Thank you for the introducing the timeline. It gives you a great overview about what happened in a post. I would suggest to list the full urls of the duplicate targets when the dupe list is edited or ...
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Are there special guidelines for moderating exceptionally old questions?

This question pertains to a very old and fairly insignificant question of my own from nearly a decade ago. Is Stack Overflow an appropriate place for DotNetNuke questions? The question was recently ...
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Description of the “Flag as duplicate” doesn't match official staff reply

I know I'm not the only person noticing inconsistencies in the description since it started Should we change the description of "Duplicate of"? Duplicate explanation should encourage ...
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If my post is clearly not a duplicate but users keep closing it as duplicate what am I supposed to do? [duplicate]

Respect User's prefers-color-scheme Setting on StackExchange Network to allow dark mode I've already edited it before posting to make sure it is not a duplicate and users are mistaking it as a ...
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Is there a limit to how many questions can be added to the duplicate list?

A question can be a duplicate of more than one question. Moderators and users with gold tag badges can add questions to the list of questions that a given question is a duplicate of. I was recently ...
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What is the minimum reputation amount required to view questions without replies tagged as “duplicate”"?

When not logged in, attempting to visit a question that is marked as duplicate of another and doesn't have any replies, redirects to the original question (i.e. the question displayed in the "possible ...
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Nothing happens when I press “Submit” on duplicate suggestion

For example, in this question.
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When can I / should I ask the same question, if there is no reaction to original one?

I just ran through the issue Don't suggest tags that a question has already been tagged with. The original question was asked 6+ years ago with no answer / reaction so far (it is a feature request,...
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Visitor automagically transported to Original Question: Status by design or fluke? [duplicate]

If someone visits a question without an answer, that is closed as a duplicate, the person will automatically be sent to the original question. Consequently, it will be impossible to view the contents ...
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Place a bounty to reward an answer on a duplicate (closed) question

Proposal: Allow bounties on questions that are marked as duplicate, which may have valuable answers. (or make duplicate questions not having the status 'on hold') Motivation: It regularly happens ...
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Multiple duplicates links are not added to the “Linked” section immediately

Whenever a questions is closed with multiple duplicates, the "Linked" section only shows the original duplicate the question was closed with. The subsequent edits are not updated. Half an hour later, ...
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New duplicate automatic comment makes literally zero sense when voting to close as a duplicate of an unanswered question

A few days ago, the automatic comment when voting to close a question as a duplicate was changed from: Possible duplicate of [x] to: Does this answer your question? [x] While some people may ...
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Duplicate options aren't displayed nicely on Chrome for Android:

Duplicate options aren't displayed nicely on Chrome for Android: It is clearer when viewed on Chrome for Microsoft Windows:
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While logged out, trying to view posts from the list of linked duplicate posts which have no answers, redirects you to the duplicate “original” post

When logged in, you get to stay on the page of the question closed as a duplicate. Consider this page: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/linked/58032?lq=1 I got here by clicking the link "see ...
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The auto-comment “Does this answer your question?” generated when voting to close as a duplicate is sometimes confusing

I noticed an old question similar to another existing question and voted to close as duplicate. After this, the system added a comment: Does this answer your question? Dotnet Windows service ...
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What can we do about duplicate downvoting?

I understand why we mark questions as duplicates and close them-- it makes sense. However, I don't think downvotes and duplicates should go hand in hand, which is how the system currently works. ...
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Post notices broken on questions with old-style “automatically inserted text” duplicate banners [duplicate]

We still have some duplicates around that use auto-inserted markdown to create a duplicate banner. The rendering of these duplicates is broken as of the post notice redesign. For instance, consider ...
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Duplicate post notice missing the duplicate

Just browsing and came across a question marked as duplicate, but the post notice doesn't have a link to the duplicate:
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How are we supposed to define what makes a question better? [duplicate]

When reviewing Reopen votes on Stack Overflow this morning I stumbled across a case that was generating some heat: vote to close a question as duplicate, even though it's much older than the other. ...
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Clicking 'I will edit to explain how' leads to non-responsive edit page

When your question has pending duplicate votes, you're shown a banner which ends with: No, my question is different. I will edit to explain how. Clicking the edit link will lead to a non-...
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Show tags in “Similar questions”

Actual situation When searching on stackexchange you get a list of search results. Each topic also contains a list of its tags below it. When adding a new question, after typing the title, a field "...
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Vote to delete via mobile web doesn't check for duplicates

I've just voted to delete this question even though it's used as the original question for a duplicate, namely this one. The popup informing you that it can't be deleted isn't shown on the (old) ...

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