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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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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Prevent Closing as duplicate when the duplicate has no accepted answer

There is very bad situation when a question was asked and it was not asked well enough or had no enough interest long time ago, the question was not answered. Now I want to ask a new question that is ...
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If we don't allow duplicates, will we run out of questions?

If we don't allow duplicate questions are we not stopping people from adding more a efficient solution to a problem than a previous excepted answer? And surely there can only be so many things that we ...
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Are Stack Exchange users aiming to wide with close-as-duplicate? [duplicate]

I notice that many times when I ask a question, users are very keen to try and close it as a duplicate. This happens when my question is not a duplicate, it is questions similar to another but from a ...
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Not reading the question then closing it for duplicate [closed]

I've asked a question where I want to get the domain name of an url like if the url is http://www.abv.bg/ the the domain will be abv.bg. However they point me the previous questions where it has been ...
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Allow gold badge users to “propose” duplicates, to give the author a chance to contest the proposed duplicate

Please note: this is not a duplicate of How Do I Opt Out of Privileges?, which asks to give gold tag badge holders the ability to cast normal close votes in case they're not sure of their vote. I ...
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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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Should deleted/closed questions count towards 6 questions in 24 hours rule?

I believe that even deleted or closed questions count towards the maximum of 6 questions allowed in a 24 hour period. I don't think this is fair because you may not be aware of a duplicate which ...
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Marking as duplicate should be time sensitive

Some questions are marked as duplicates years after they were initially asked. It seems that if it took that long to find a duplicate, then the original question (the one being duplicated) was poorly ...
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Changes to “close as duplicate”

As you may have noticed, Jarrod's been hacking away at some design changes to the "close as duplicate" UI. These are the first fruits of some discussions we've been having internally regarding the "...
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How to be more polite and accommodating? [duplicate]

Here's my beef. I've noticed over the past couple of days, and even before I joined this (the StackExchange) community that most of you aren't kind to your fellow user. I'm not trying to get up on a ...
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We as a community overuse the duplicate feature [duplicate]

When I first discovered Stack Exchange, it was in the form of Stack Overflow. It seemed like a great place...until I became a member. Apparently, my policy of "Upvote unto others as you would have ...
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Can we stop 'experienced' SE users from marking questions as duplicate on their own? [duplicate]

I recently posted a question - QFrame with background image and otherwise transparent background, and I have tried a lot of things and could not manage to do it. But while I was waiting for an answer, ...
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Don't allow for a question to be marked dupe if the dupe doesn't show up under “related” after typing your question

If I have a question, and it is marked dupe, the system should check to see if it was offered as a related question when the title was being typed (simply by using the same search feature that the ...
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How is a feature request a duplicate of a support question? [duplicate]

I asked Could we allow users to challenge moderators' decisions? but it was marked as a duplicate. But I believe it isn't a duplicate because the questions linked to are asking how to use a ...
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Should not be able to mark question as duplicate and link to own answer

I just asked a question on Stack Overflow that was marked as a duplicate. I don't agree but if I had more knowledge I wouldn't be asking questions in the first place. Either way the person who ...
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Marking questions as duplicate is ruining reputation rise in general

This is a deeper concept than it appears to be. Reputation of newbies on Stack Overflow almost never grows. The day-to-day (regular) problems that a person faces in programming are already answered ...
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Closing a question as a duplicate of a NARQ should reopen the NARQ automatically

Seeing that it is possible to close a question as a duplicate of closed "not a real question" (NARQ) post, I propose that the NARQ be automatically be reopened with votes from the closers of the child ...
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Penalty for incorrectly marking a duplicate [duplicate]

This question talks about "overzealous duplicate marking", which is definitely a problem. (this post is not a duplicate of that, but a feature-request for a reputation penalty that might help that ...