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Questions tagged [duplicate-suggestions]

For questions about the list of questions that is shown when you enter a title for on the ask question page or the list of duplicates that is shown when close voting as duplicate

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Rule for master duplicates to have a 80% positive score

Selecting confusing questions with negative score as "master duplicates" just adds more confusion and despair than help. Take this one as an example: const { makeBadgeData: getBadgeData } = require(&...
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Minor alignment issue in the duplicate search bar

When close a question as duplicate, in the duplicate search bar, the border right is not visible. Screenshot for reference: GIF for the same: System configurations: OS: Windows 10 Pro ...
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Retracting duplicate flag should remove auto-generated comment [duplicate]

Now that we can retract flags, I think when a duplicate flag is retracted, the comment that was created as a result of the flag, should be removed as well. This has a bit to do with this question: &...
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How do we work against overzealous duplicate markers?

I recently posted a question, which included an "X is not a duplicate" Immediately, two responders flagged it as a duplicate of that exact question, and I got a comment of "It absolutely is a ...
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Can I link to a specific question when flagging a duplicate on mobile?

Recently tried to flag a question as a duplicate from the mobile app (Android). I was presented with a list of questions to select as the duplicate, bit wasn't allowed to suggest another question. ...
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Cannot scroll suggested duplicates when asking a new question

I cannot scroll the duplicate suggestions shown below the title when asking a new question to see whether there is one below the first four. And when there is a possibility or two showing, I look at ...
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Requesting specific detailed answers?

Is it unreasonable to ask for very specific detailed answers? Many times when I post a question I'll get multiple answers that are close to but not exactly what I'm asking. Over time I started to ...
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How to post a “Possible duplicate of [QUESTION]” comment? [duplicate]

I often see someone post a comment saying "Possible duplicate of [another question]" and then a dialog shows right under the title of my question asking me if the supplied question has answered mine. ...
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What should I do when a duplicate question links to another duplicate question [duplicate]

The question "How do I browse through my account history?" was closed for being a duplicate. The linked question "Tracking the questions you've recently viewed or visited" was also closed as a ...
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Autosuggestion doesn't work for short headers

When I was asking https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/288888/309650 question, list Questions that may already have your answer was not shown. But as soon as I posted a question, I've seen Allow SVG ...
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Duplicate question already answered?

What should I do if I answer a duplicate question and the answer is accepted? Soon after answering I noticed that the question is a duplicate post, but it hasn't been deleted in 2 years, so, now that ...
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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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Considering Reviewing Questions which may seem duplicate!

I think we should consider not marking questions which may seem duplicate as being duplicates (especially in the case of StackOverflow.) We have a lot of new users every day. Some may be capable of ...
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Multiple “That solved my question” suggestions only showing button once

I posted a question on Workplace SE and received a suggestion for a post where my question was already answered. This did not answer my question, so I chose "my question is different" and edited my ...
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Are there any studies on the techniques used to find duplicates?

Are there any analytics collected when a user clicks "Close as a duplicate"? E.g.: how many search queries did s/he fire before pasting the exact dupe id? did s/he click on "Related" questions? how ...
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Difference between “Ask question” suggestions & search [duplicate]

I am getting to different results when searching using the search & Ask question suggestions ("Questions that may already have your answer") Because each search is provided to help finding the ...
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“Questions that may already have your answer” - showing duplicate suggestions

I typed "mac safari code block source" in the Title field and the below + some more suggestions shown. The first two are pointing to the third one. And also having the Possible Duplicate: link ...
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Improve “questions that may already have your answer” suggestions

I just posted a question titled "https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/258829/questions-that-may-already-have-your-answer-check-on-local-meta-and-metase". Shadow Wizard found that it was a ...
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“Questions that may already have your answer” vs. “Related questions” [duplicate]

Lately, my overall impression has been that the list of "Related questions" one sees once a question is posted is usually more relevant that the "Questions that may already have your answer" one is ...
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“Yes, that solved my problem” forces me to acknowledge or reject all targets

Here is what the "Yes, that solved my problem!" dialog looks like when there are multiple targets. I clicked the button for experimental purposes, and you can see what happened. My only options are ...
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Show suggestions when I type questions on mobile site [duplicate]

Recently, I have got lots of questions closed as duplicate because of that. I think, it's time this feature should be added to mobile site as smartphones can handle that today (my mid-range Android ...
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Should duplicate flag be in other direction - how to handle? [duplicate]

On Workplace.SE (A) How to deal with an employee who ignores you is marked as a duplicate of (B) Teammate ignores and excludes me (at the moment I write this, already 4 votes). (A) is more recent ...
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Duplicate search results are disappointing, can we fix this? [duplicate]

On the Android site, I wanted to close a question as a duplicate of another I was familiar with. In the close dialog, I typed where can i find stock or custom roms for my android device, expecting to ...
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Should there be some kind of consequence for users who incorrectly close a thread that is ultimately reopened?

I just had a thread marked as a duplicate by a user, who didn't seem to have read the content of the post, and left a "Read the documentation." comment, without even giving any additional explanation....
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Help us find duplicates efficiently

I have recently started using a new device and I am discovering Just how immensely helpful the various browser caches are on my earlier device for locating duplicates just how erm, poor the Closing->...
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Mark a question as Duplicate with a negative scoring question

When I was doing vote cast for Close Votes that time I have found that a question is marked as Duplicate with a question which has negative scores. So here is raising some questions: Is it is good ...
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Common Questions side bar

Not 100% sure how to use this site but I think this is the right place to put this so I shall give it ago. I had a little look around and couldn't find anything close to what I am suggesting here. ...
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Is it appropriate to flag comment as unconstructive when its part of a close reason?

While working through some Close Votes, I've noticed that some "possible duplicate of" comments are not relevant. For example, in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21311212/how-much-safe-is-knockout-...
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Auto-suggestions with HTML on stack overflow causes rendering issues

I was entering an issue on Stack Overflow and one of the auto-suggestions had HTML in the title, and it seemed to break the rendering in my browser. I'm using the latest stable FireFox for Windows 8....
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Allow duplicates as a viable option

Sometimes there arise moments when you feel you need to open a duplicate. For instance, as technology evolves, correct answers of the duplicate questions may become outdated or better answers might ...
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How can I remove the 'Possible Duplicate' from a question I asked? [duplicate]

I asked this question, and I specifically detailed in the answer that I needed to do it without a subquery over the full table. I am looking for a way to do it like MySQL does, or use a library that ...
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Make suggested questions that might have my answer aware of the tags [duplicate]

I'm currently writing a questions about namespaces for c++. After writing the title, SO will propose related answers to my question from title only. Unfortunately (very fortunately really), namespaces ...
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What is the distinction between the search function an the suggestions when asking a new question?

On meta, I searched for a way to show the notification messages again how can I view the SO notifications again There were no helpful answers, so I went to the Ask question button. After putting my ...
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Same questions everyday - not enough people participating in the tags to vote to close as duplicate

I am pretty sure this isn't a major issue. It's just something to talk about for us here on meta if we do have a spare few minutes. I think the problem is that there are many too localized questions ...
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Would it be a good idea to allow questions that apply to multiple stack sites to be linked?

Idea Here is a possibly new idea. Why not let a question that could belong to multiple sites be added and shared to all of these sites. It wouldn't take much effort to allow such an action. It would ...
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Number of votes on duplicate suggestions while asking a question are placed wrongly [duplicate]

While asking a question we get some suggestions for duplicates with the number of votes. But it is not place correctly. Have a look at this: Those questions are listed as follow: Why are these ...
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Suggested question scores do not line up with their titles

The alignment of items in the block Questions that may already have your answer is weird. The first question score is shown before the question and subsequent question and scores doesn't match. Here ...
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Add the duplicate suggestion feature to mobile theme

I noticed this issue as I tend to view Stack Overflow via the mobile site frequently: The mobile version does not show possible duplicate questions while you're typing the question/description, ...
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Alternative question titles to reduce duplicates

Some questions are hard to search for because they are phrased in different ways. Is there a way to create an "alternate question title" to reduce the chance that someone will create a duplicate? The ...