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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Required: One SEDE wizard (for a possibly impossible query)

Disclaimer I don't know how to write SEDE queries, so I'm afraid I have to ask you to do it for me. I don't even know what is possible and what is not, so please forgive my ignorance. The possibly ...
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Why do I have to edit something in my question when someone says 'possible duplicate of'? [duplicate]

Sometimes when I ask a question, I see someone posting a comment on my question "Possible duplicate of...", and I see such banner: However, the suggested "duplicate" does not really contain any ...
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I have the same question, the question is not solved, and the available answers don't fit my needs [closed]

I am writing to get your help in order to avoid posting a duplicate question. I have the same problem reported here: Using “and” instead of ampersand in natbib in-text citations (“\citet”) The ...
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Reopening a question isn't clearing its duplicates list

Moderators and gold tag users can edit duplicate links. This was done here, for example. All good so far. However, when a question that was closed as duplicate and its duplicates list has been ...
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Does the same answer make two different questions duplicate? [duplicate]

I recently posted a question on StackOverflow. However, it was flagged as duplicate. The reason mentioned in the comments was that another, different question, has the same answer. Is that right? Does ...
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Do auto-generated 'Possible duplicate' comments count towards the Just Jesting hat?

The Just Jesting hat is earned by post[ing] 10 comments that each earn an upvote Whenever I'm the first one to vote to close or flag a question as a duplicate, a comment is automatically generated:...
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What are the criterias to make a question a duplicate question? [duplicate]

I've posted a question, and then I've got a answer that I considered as the answer to my question. This answer was upvoted by four people. And then my question was considered as a duplicate of a ...
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Why do duplicates still earn reputation? [duplicate]

I was surprised to find that duplicates can still garner upvotes and badges. What is the motivation for this? How should upvotes (and downvotes) on duplicates work, and influence rep?
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Don't show deleted answers in the close as duplicate dialog

Just noticed earlier that when closing as duplicate and choosing a source question, users who can see deleted posts can see deleted answers on the source question, in the dialog: Apart of such ...
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Remove “That solved my problem” without editing

My post is wrongly suggested as a duplicate for another one. User who suggested a duplicate already answer me in the comments that he make it by misreading. Unfortunately I still see “That solved my ...
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Remove duplicate on someone else's post [duplicate]

I was testing an answer locally on someone else's post recently, only for it to be marked (in error) as duplicate. Whilst I can see why the duplicator (for want of a better word) did what they did; ...
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How do I protest a duplicate question? [duplicate]

I feel that two people incorrectly marked my question as a duplicate. How to write large binary data fast in Java? On its face, my question is about large amounts of binary data, not just opening a ...
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Unable to translate “of” for duplicate notice

Every question closed as duplicate contains a notice in the revision list, e.g.: This “of” word is not used in localization engine. Could it please be added into template string for closed ...
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Auto-generated link to duplicate truncated in the comment

Auto-generated link for possible duplicate on ruSO.meta produces truncated text in comment section: This happened possible due to a long URL-encoded title of the original question. Now this link ...
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I subsequently realised that I asked a duplicate question

That's because I stumbled upon the original question; at the time my question was not shown to be under suspicion or anything. What's the right thing to do in that case? It happened recently: I ...
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Let gold tag badge duplicates prevail above those of other close voters

I just closed a question as duplicate of another with my gold tag badge dupe-hammer (timeline). I used another duplicate target as the one another user suggested which had just one vote until the ...
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Duplicate flagging reason description requires the 'original' to already have an answer [duplicate]

When flagging a question as duplicate, the description of the action that provides the premise behind the flagging choice reads "This question has been asked before and already has an answer.". I was ...
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Why doesn't Stack Exchange merge duplicate questions?

In some cases, I find some question titles followed by [Duplicate], I am trying to know if Stack Exchange merges the duplicate questions later or not? If yes, why? If no why?
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How is it possible that a +2 question gets deleted? [duplicate]

I answered this question on SO. Now I see that it got deleted - but the upvote count for the question shows +2. How is it possible that non-moderators would see the "delete" link ... that only shows ...
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What to do when your question is marked as duplicate but you don't see how so? [duplicate]

I recently asked this question, and it was marked as duplicate by a lot of people (obviously a lot more learned than me). I don't realize how so? I tried all the methods I could understand, but I ...
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Popup error for existing duplicate original is obscured

If you try to add an existing duplicate original to the list while editing the list of duplicates you will see the error popup: But it is actually hidden under the select original window: ...
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Why are there different texts for duplicate questions?

I came across this question and saw a different duplicate text from what it usually is: Possible duplicate: {link} And I randomly picked another duplicate question from the front page, where the ...
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Should we reword the closure text for duplicate questions?

On the Gaming.SE Meta, I asked this question regarding how the duplicate close reason text (for when a question is voted as a duplicate by the community) should be changed. From my post, here is what ...
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Numbers instead of titles for duplicate list

Is it normal that specific revision page with a list of duplicates contains numbers instead of titles? E.g. here (also probably "duplicates list edited" is lost before "from"): But all revisions ...
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Posts timeline - “closed” as duplicate action should show target in comments

Inspired by Rawing, as the question states, current comment just states "duplicate". For e.g. check this timeline (shown below), the 2nd from bottom row is for a dupe-closed action (hammered). We ...
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Conflicting description for gold tag badge holder's marking as duplicates

There are conflicting descriptions for marking as duplicates, if you are a gold tag badge holder. Excerpt from the help center ...except for duplicate questions, which can be marked as duplicate ...
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Is it appropriate to post an exact duplicate if the older question got no answer? [duplicate]

I posted Chat "show x more" starred messages doesn't result in a scrollbar, which I'm aware is an exact duplicate of "show X more" (starred) in chat is a tease The older ...
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Allow questions to be closed as duplicates without having them reopened first

TL;DR: I want to have my question closed as a duplicate. But first I need to have the question reopened so it can be closed as a duplicate. On The Workplace, I posted the question How early should I ...
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Reopening a question does not clear the custom duplicate list created by gold hammer

I noticed a question that was closed as duplicate, but the dupe targets were wrong. Gold hammer edited the list to add another target in addition to the original, but still both were wrong. I did ...
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How to handle well-formulated duplicates vs bad original question [duplicate]

Problem I came across one of those questions that must have been asked before. While searching for the same question on SO, I stumbled upon this question, which asks essentially the same thing. So ...
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How to close duplicated questions … when the “duplicate” doesn't have an answer? [duplicate]

This question explicitly says: This question was asked a few years ago by @moggizx, here: some-existing-question I've been unable to find a similar question, or an answer for this so I thought ...
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Why are some duplicated posts redirected to their duplicate sources instead of the requested link? [duplicate]

Recently I noticed strange behavior when viewing posts "marked as duplicate" on certain Stack Exchange sites. Here are some examples: Travel.SE: My arrival at Heathrow Airport is one day earlier ...
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When the OP votes to close own question as a duplicate, immediately close the question [duplicate]

When a user votes to close their own question as a duplicate, it is treated like any regular vote to close, auto-adding a comment to the page suggesting the possible duplicate. Upon refreshing the ...
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Can we add a simple search to the “vote to close as duplicate” feature on the iOS app, like on desktop? [duplicate]

On my phone right now, so very briefly... VTC (e.g. as dupe) on mobile iOS app has no simple search like the regular desktop site. That would be a nice addition.
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Should dupehammer wielders use their powers to wipe obviously incorrect close-as-duplicate votes?

Occasionally, a user will cast a close-as-duplicate vote that's clearly incorrect. If that vote closes the question as duplicate, a gold tag badge user in a tag for the question ("dupehammer user") ...
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Duplicate list “edit” link erroneously displayed on non-closed questions

Summary: A broken duplicate list "edit" link is shown to the author of a post in the "possible duplicate" banner when the author also has a gold tag badge and the question is flagged but not yet ...
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Can we see the results of Project Reduplication of Deduplication?

Back in October 2016, there was an announcement that Stack Exchange would be collaborating with the University of Melbourne on duplicate question detection. It looks like the portion of work where we ...
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Can and should a duplicate be migrated?

Suppose a question is declared a duplicate on one site. Can it still be migrated to other sites? [since I did not get my answer from other questions, my question was a duplicate of]. Note: Also, the ...
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If we had flagged a question as a duplicate of another, but it was actually the other way around, should I be one of the flaggers when it is closed?

On Ask Different, I marked How to 'linkify' plain text URLs (locally) on the Mac? as a duplicate of Make urls in plain text files into clickable links, because of the reasons described in the ...
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Adding a duplicate to a reopened post gives an “invalid request” error

I just tried to add a duplicate to the existing one. In the meantime, that post got reopened. Since I was still in the dialog, I didn't see that. When trying to click the Add button, this "invalid ...
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Plural issue for questions closed as duplicates

Self explained (I hope) picture below: App Version: 1.6.6 Device: iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) OS Version: Version 10.3.1 (Build 14E304)
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Recast vote after question closed as duplicate

I met this question and thought: "gee what a nice question and great answers too" and gave it an upvote. Then it got closed as duplicate. But by then I can no longer recast my vote. Is this ...
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I flag as duplicate, OP edits, how do I “retract”?

I recently flagged this post as a duplicate. It definitely was a spot on duplicate. In response the OP edited the question to change it's meaning almost entirely. What is my correct cause of action ...
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In “hot” tab the question are displaying as “on hold” but they are actually “duplicate” questions

In the hot tab, the duplicate questions are displaying with the [on hold]. Actually these are supposed to be display as [duplicate]. GIF for the same: Update: In the week and month tabs also, ...
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Is this a valid definition of “exact duplicate”? [duplicate]

A moderator on one of the Stack Exchange sites provided the following answer regarding how one should determine whether or not a question is an "exact duplicate" or not: Forget the "exact" ...
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Inconsistency in which migrations count as “rejected” [duplicate]

Questions which have been migrated and then closed as duplicates count as "rejected" in the migration stats even though they aren't marked as rejected on the posts themselves. Specifically, in the ...
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Duplicate question from same user, neither one has answers

What should I do if I see that a user has posted the exact same problem multiple times? Neither of the questions have answers, so I can't flag the latter one as a duplicate of the first one. Is it ...
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Duplicate list edits should be shown on the question itself

Editing the list of duplicates on a question bumps said question and appears as a revision in the questions revision history, there is no indication on the question page itself though. So this is ...
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Answered poor quality question (probable duplicate) in a comment. What to do?

I found this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/42932596/how-do-i-add-a-number-to-pandas-dataframe-index?noredirect=1#comment72966754_42932596 that I find low quality, as it is not clear ...
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If a duplicating question has good quality, and the duplicated question is bad, should the relation be reversed?

For example, let's see this question from ELL: "I have no question"--> "Me, too" or "Me, either"? Let's call this A. Question A is on top of my Google search, currently has 4 upvotes and considerably ...

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