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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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Additional duplicates not showing up in sidebar as linked question

If a question has been closed as a duplicate of multiple other questions (with the new multi-dupe feature), only the first (original) dupe target shows up in the sidebar's linked questions list: ...
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Dupe text should change to reflect that a question has multiple duplicates [duplicate]

The current text is: This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question. But in reality, it is an duplicate of multiple questions. Should this copy be changed?
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A return button for the new duplicate edit thing

The new duplicate edit thing is great! A bug/feature that caught my eye: When I go to the duplicate list edit menu but choose not to edit anything, there is no button to go back. I have to use the ...
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Add Link to questions in the revision note for duplicate question changes

When the duplicate list is edited currently the revision history just lists the post IDs of the duplicate list before and after the change: Can those post IDs be actual links to those questions? ...
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Error modal underlaps duplicate finder when attempting to add a second duplicate to a question

Steps to reproduce: Edit a duplicate question and attempt to add the same question as a second duplicate. Expected behavior: I should see an error telling me I can't add a question as a duplicate ...
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Gold tag-badge holders and moderators can now edit duplicate links

As of a few minutes ago, if you have a gold tag-badge for a tag associated with a question that's been closed as a duplicate, you can edit the duplicate links to replace, add, remove or re-arrange ...
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What if a new question, that is a duplicate of an older one, gets an answer but not older one? [duplicate]

This may look similar to this. But it isn't as in that question; the problem was that both were similar questions and one (the new one) was better than the other (older one). So which one should ...
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Dealing with a very high rate of duplicates

Over the last few weeks at Bitcoin.SE, we have been having a flood of duplicate questions from brand-new users. Not to go into details, but there is currently a global issue with Bitcoin that affects ...
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Duplicate questions are helpful and shouldn't be closed as duplicates [closed]

Some questions are closed as duplicates but mostly when I search randomly, the duplicates that I find are helpful. So why are they closed as duplicates? Even when the question is edited, moderators ...
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How does Stack Exchange check for duplicates?

I want to ask, how you check for duplicates. Background: The company I work for has a wiki, Confluence, set up by me. With more and more articles coming along, duplicates are starting to pop up. They'...
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What is the difference between exact duplicate and just duplicate?

The questions Why does Meta Stack Exchange have privileges that don't have any effect? and Meta Meta Privilege were both marked as duplicates. However, one of them has a different "marked as ...
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What is the largest number of questions being duplicates of one another (“Groups of duplicates”)?

Many people have found questions asked once and again. The reasons for the OP to post a dupe might be varied (lazy at searching, unlucky at searching, feeling that the question being posted is ...
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Strange duplicate stigma for the “highest bounty ever posted”

What was the highest bounty ever posted? is marked as a duplicate of How does the bounty system work?. Although they both deal with bounties and the duplicate reference mentions the highest ...
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Earlier answer edited to duplicate later answer in full

I recently revisited an old answer of mine to an even older question, and was a bit surprised by the changes I saw; I came across this question in 2013. At that point, the question had been asked ...
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Can questions on different Stack Exchange sites be marked as exact duplicates?

This question on Health Beta seems to be the same as this question on Skeptics SE. They both were well-received and have several answers. Can, and should, anything be done to link them together or ...
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Duplicate with wrong answers?

If a question was asked before but doesn't have correct answers, is that question still a duplicate? If yes, are duplicate questions still found by the search function to find the correct answer? If ...
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OP and Community are present in the list of users who marked the question as a duplicate

This question was closed as an exact duplicate: Why are both (OP and Community ♦ user) present in the list of voters for the duplicate notice? As far as I know if the OP decided to close their ...
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Better choice for a duplicate

I just found a question (Q1) that was marked as a duplicate of another question (Q2). The core question being asked in Q1 didn't seem (to me) to be a duplicate of Q2, as Q1 was broader than Q2's very ...
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Too many Shogs when viewing the close reason in the iOS app

This question appears to have been closed by three Shogs: Does this happen when a mod closes a question as a dupe of multiple questions? App Version: 1.6.3 (TestFlight) Device: iPhone 6 OS ...
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How can we make completed feature-request posts appear when searching for information about the feature?

Often, in order to discover information about the functionality of the Stack Exchange software, I search here on Meta. For example, recently I had a question about flags. I found the answer to my ...
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Open in Safari opens the duplicate on closed questions

In the iOS app, if you click the "Safari" button on a question closed as a duplicate, it opens the duplicate in the browser. Bizarrely this doesn't happen if I choose Chrome as my preferred browser (...
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What should I do when my question is marked as a duplicate and already has an answer somewhere else on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I asked a question on Chemistry, and it was marked as a duplicate of another question. I have already checked that question, and it was not useful to me. No one has answered it correctly, and even I ...
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FAQ for specific Stack Exchange (meta) sites?

See FAQ for Stack Exchange sites That question and its answers are generic for all Stack Exchange sites and covers FAQ for all communities. Unlike that question, this question is asking about having ...
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Where to ask questions, that are related to 2 Different sub-Sites? [duplicate]

I have a question about how to mount best a DSLR camera to an aeroplane. But now I'm wondering, where I would have to ask it? The camera does also have to be controlled from inside the plane. In the ...
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Search on duplicates is broken

I have seen quite some posts about the duplicate search being broken, and I had like to do another report which really hurts users trying to find duplicates. I try to find a post using the exact ...
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Do simpler questions seem to attract more upvotes? [duplicate]

I have been noticing over the last month (on Stack Overflow), that simpler (perhaps somewhat duplicate) questions seem to get a lot of attention, as compared to the more challenging long-ish questions....
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No “That solve my problem” button for not yet closed question

My question not yet closed as dup, but I can't see That solve my problem button in the header: Where is the button?
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In what situation can I post a similar question without it being closed as a duplicate? [duplicate]

I came across two different situations which seem to require a reasonable duplication of a question: Is it allowed to post the same question related to the same issue, but in two different languages? ...
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Feature request: move “vote to close” for duplicates to TOP of page [duplicate]

[ I saw this question; but I think that is a different thing; or to be precise: that question says "fixed"; but not in the way that the question suggested ] There are few things that also work nicely ...
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Duplicate questions without answers [duplicate]

Yesterday i was trying to answer 2 questions on SO, but when i finished typing the questions was closed because they were duplicate. One of the question was answered by a really not that good of an ...
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How often is the duplicate target link clicked?

Can we get some stats about how often is the duplicate target link clicked on questions marked as a duplicate? I'm particularly interested in duplicate questions with answers, because on those without ...
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Can I close, re-open, and close again with the dupehammer on two different tags?

Related: Can't single-handedly reopen a dupehammered Q after editing gold tag to another gold tag Say there's a question with two tags on which I have the gold badge. I dupehammered it once (with ...
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Add a “Canonical” badge awarding questions/answers that are common dupe targets

I’d like to propose a badge that rewards those that write questions that are common dupe targets. This could apply when all of these are true: you wrote the post it’s a question OR it’s the (...
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Why can't you delete duplicate questions with answers?

So why can't you delete duplicate questions with answers? I asked a question and I researched as much as I could have. But, after I asked someone posted a question that had completely different ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication Has Begun!

While announcing the second iteration of the Stack Exchange quality project, I not-so-briefly alluded to a collaboration we're kicking off with the University Of Melbourne. The project presents some ...
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Voting to close as duplicate asks for question id or URL [duplicate]

I tried to close a question as a duplicate on Ask Ubuntu meta. It already has three close votes, but the app still asked me for a question id/link without offering the current duplicate target. App ...
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Advise users not to delete their question when it is closed as duplicate

Background: having duplicates around is not bad. It is even useful, e.g. easier to find the original due to the additional key words, etc. That said, I see many users delete their question shortly ...
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Very broad answers as redirect point is good to Stack Exchange? [closed]

To start, I'm talking specifically about Stack Overflow, since I don't use much of the other Stack Exchange environments. A common practice is to create a very broad Q&A about some ...
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How to display network of duplicates?

It is not uncommon with situation where e.g. question A is a duplicate of B and C, B is a duplicate of D, and B is a duplicate of C. You get a directional network of duplicates. Is there any simple ...
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Marked as a duplicate, but of what?

This question has been closed as a duplicate, but does not link the dupe target on the question. I have no navigate to the post's edit history to see the dupe target.
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Add a feature for similarity comparison [duplicate]

It'd be nice if answers which are an exact copy of an existing (possibly upvoted) answer or contain large substring of such an answer and few own text - which should be a comment on the copied answer -...
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How to open duplicated question without being redirected? [duplicate]

I'm looking for some special parameter (like ?redirect=no, or something), which will prevent the redirection for the question from non-authenticated users. Currently the questions are opened ...
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promoting your question by intentionally making duplicates

I just marked my own meta question as a duplicate. It got me wondering, someone could use this to promote his other questions. Of course this would be useful for readers (not the person who made the ...
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What do we do about duplicate questions that are not closed?

I have previously added similar answers to duplicate questions. I did this because duplicate questions seem to occur frequently and do not get closed even when I flag them as duplicates. What are we ...
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Show unanswered questions in the duplicate dialog in cases where it's possible to select an unanswered question as a target

Most of the time, you don't want to see unanswered questions in the duplicate dialog, since you can't normally close as a duplicate of unanswered questions. This behavior is intended, at least as it ...
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Better duplicate closing on the iOS app

Currently, flagging or voting to close as a duplicate on the iOS app gives you a simple text input to paste a question URL or ID. No duplicate suggestions, no search, nothing but a text input. I know ...
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Display Duplicate Chained Questions Sidebar

Could we consider displaying duplicate questions in a sidebar? For example if one question is marked as duplicate it gets linked one way but not the other way around. This can create chains of ...
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Enable “Did this answer your question” on mobile app

I am a strong users of the Stack Exchange Android app, and I noticed one big missing feature: Duplicate Questions working for me. I posted a question on Super User, after searching for the answer. I ...
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What is the common term for the target question of a duplicate?

Say we have question A that gets closed as a duplicate of question B. We call question A the duplicate. However, what name do we have for question B? Original question could do it, but the word ...
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Changing “This question has been asked before and already has an answer.” when the duplicate was posted before [duplicate]

From time to time, a question A is closed as a duplicate of question B, even though B was asked after A. I find the closure message misleading: This question has been asked before and already has ...