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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What should I do when my question is already asked and has a bad answer that is definitive, or even bounty-rewarded? [duplicate]

I have seen many cases where my possible question would automatically stand as a duplicate of an older one that seems to have answers, but these are bad, old, or just "no" answers providing ...
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When closing a question as a duplicate of a duplicate, automatically link to the non-duplicate question

I've just stumbled across this question and was surprised to see it closed as a duplicate of an already closed question. First of all, declaring a question as a duplicate of a closed question seems ...
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Guidance after posting duplicate question

I recently posted a question to SuperUser. It was quickly flagged as a duplicate and I was sent a link to the 'same' question (which contained good info). Here is my question: Given that the link to ...
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Is a focussed subset of an existing question always a duplicate?

For demonstration (not real SE questions): "How do you pilot a hovercraft?" is a subset of "How do you drive a vehicle?" Supposing the answers to the second question contain no ...
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URL text box is no longer autofocused in duplicate flag dialog

Reproduce: Goto any question Enable keyboard shortcuts, and press M F 4 (or alternatively just click Flag->a duplicate) Observe that the text box is not autofocused. (so you have to click on it or ...
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Data and statistics regarding the subject of duplicate questions?

Browsing the WordPress community, there seems to be many questions on the same exact problem, such as: using .htaccess to redirect to HTTPS... Obviously, we are not searching (enough) prior to asking. ...
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Odd duplicates link for questions that were closed as duplicates a long time ago [duplicate]

I occasionally notice this odd duplicate notice, but only for questions that were closed a long time ago. Apparently there was an update that changed the interface, changed how closing questions as ...
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Deleted duplicates should show the duplicate target(s)

Some questions on Stack Exchange sites get deleted, but they are still linked from various other places on the internet. I will use this deleted question from Mathematics Stack Exchange as an example....
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Why is the auto generated duplicate comment disappearance not consistent?

I have flagged the following two questions as duplicates: Split list based on element value in Scala [duplicate] The POST method is not supported for this route. Supported methods: GET, HEAD. - ...
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How to check the source of a question flagged as duplicate

I was writing a question and got to the end of it. I then realized that there is a possible solution in another answer - and it indeed worked. I nevertheless posted my question and immediately marked ...
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Should we search in answers too, to avoid asking a question about that same matter? [duplicate]

Can asking a question that has an answer in another question result in being duplicate? For example, imagine someone wants to ask if the recipe in this website is really original or not. He tries to ...
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Why is it that asking questions is restricted if there are others that are remotely similar to it?

About two years ago, I tried out Stack Exchange for the first time. And one issue that continues to haunt me is the god-forbidden 'tagged as duplicate' tag. Why must we have to search this website for ...
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Are cross-site duplicate Meta questions subjected to closure?

The title of my question is quite self-explanatory. Does asking a duplicate question on two or three different Meta sites actually subject them being labelled duplicate and closed by reputed users of ...
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Info box on duplicate question states you should ask a new one instead of editing the original question [duplicate]

A couple of days ago I asked a question on SO. The question was marked as duplicate. The linked question did not answer my question, so according to the info box, I posted the question again (and ...
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Moving a two-month old post across sites denied [duplicate]

I asked this question two month back. It got answer which does not quite work for me. A while after I came back to the problem at hand and decided to flag my post to have it moved to Math.SE or CS.SE....
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Cannot flag duplicate question if it has the identical title [duplicate]

Why we do not refuel and assemble in orbit? - Space Exploration Meta Stack Exchange Why we do not refuel and assemble in orbit? - Space Exploration Meta Stack Exchange are identical posts. I tried to ...
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Was there a brief system glitch which caused some questions to be posted twice? [duplicate]

On Math SE, I saw there were 2 questions from 2 different users which were both repeated about a minute apart from each other, interlaced among each other, as shown below: In case anybody wishes to ...
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No link to the origin post for old questions closed as duplicates [duplicate]

There is no link in special duplicate block to the origin question for old posts. Check out this one: The most recent duplicates contain links in the block:
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Please improve the design for “duplicates list edited” in post revisions page

Ever since the release of the feature that allowed users with the dupe/gold hammer privilege to edit a question's duplicate list, there hasn't been any improvement to how it is displayed in the post ...
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“Am I doing it right”-type question for an existing question?

Scenario Existing question: How do I do xyz? Existing answer 1: you do A Existing answer 2: you can also do B Existing answer 3: or you can do C Question If I have a "Am I doing it right" ...
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Close button in review queue not working when viewing duplicate [duplicate]

In the Close Votes review queue a post can be voted as duplicate. The duplicate which was flagged is available in the queue interface to allow to compare the two posts easily. When I'm in that queue I ...
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Could we describe what we think two questions have in common, when claiming that one question is possiblely a duplicate of another?

I know that when someone claims that a question is a duplicate there is an option to edit the question to make it more clear how it's different from the other question. Sometimes it can be clear how ...
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Why was the recent question about where to ask questions about Metasmoke and Smoke Detector deleted so quickly?

Another user recently asked the question Where can I ask questions about Metasmoke and Smoke Detector? and it was promptly closed as a duplicate of my older question Where can questions about our ...
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What if I ask a duplicate question, when the first one doesn't have any answers? [duplicate]

Today, I was searching for an answer to Initial label with 'el-select' is not applied at Stack Overflow. As you see, question exists, but it doesn't have any proper answers. So I offered a ...
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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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