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Questions that have been closed as duplicates may sometimes be merged by moderators. One question is retained as a stub while all answers appear on the other.

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Question merge log still mentions 'bookmarks' instead of 'saves'

When merging two questions, the log mentions 'bookmarks' in the next-to-last line, even though Bookmarks have evolved into Saves: Beginning merge of question.Id = 396316 into question.Id = 176961 ...
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Are merged questions indexed by search engines?

Scenario: question A is closed as duplicate of B user raises a flag on A to request it gets merged into B flag is declined because some variation on "loosing a good signpost" I know the ...
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No zero number specified for answers count on question merging

During questions merging (available for mods) there's a place for number of answers on target question: But in case if there's no answer there's no number at all (zero number is expected):
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Possible bug with question deletion

I just tried casting a delete vote on a question. I was given an error because the question was a target of a duplicate closure. In addition, the question closed as a duplicate was later merged with ...
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Comment flags visible on wrong page after merging questions

I just merged a question with an answer which had a couple of comments flagged as 'No longer needed'. When I visit the merged question, the answer is gone, but the comment flags are still visible in ...
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When and how can a merged question be deleted?

From What is a "merged" question?: If the merge stub is later deleted, the asker will lose the reputation they earned from it unless it had a score of at least 3 and was visible for at ...
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What is so special about merging duplicates that need locking for the merge source?

In the improvement about implementation of question there's no indication why the stub should be locked, since the only difference between a merged question and a duplicate is that answers in one were ...
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Attempting to edit a Merged question shows wrong error: "Suggested edit queue is full"

Difference between URI and URL has been merged, but also shows "Possible Duplicate" within the question text. I went to edit out the in-question duplicate. But pressing the edit button shows ...
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How do I unfollow a migrated question? [duplicate]

I followed this question at CrossValidated, which was subsequently migrated to Math.SE. I am now seeing the CV question in my "Following" tab on my profile, with an "unfollow" link....
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Are duplicates ever merged or removed?

I've been on SO since the start and vaguely recall the idea was duplicates should actually be removed, but their titles still retained somehow - often a closed question is the top result on Google for ...
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The question could be merged several times if you resend merge request

Merge a question. Press F5 (try to refresh the page) on the redirected page (where you look on the merge result). The browser will ask you, if you want to resend post request. Chose resend. New record ...
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A mod migrated my old question to another SE site where I have already asked a new better question - how to merge these? [duplicate]

I have asked this question on Retrocomputing; it got answers there, but was later closed and commenters suggested it would be a better fit for Computer Science. Because my Retrocomputing question ...
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What happens to the comments when two questions are merged?

When two questions are merged, answers from the source question are moved to the target question. Question. Is the same true for the comments? Are the comments under the source question moved to ...
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How to find duplicates that could be deleted?

From the faq post How should duplicate questions be handled? Should duplicates be deleted? ... Duplicates that are word-for-word copies or that are so poorly written that they are not useful may be ...
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Allow Trusted Users to edit merge stubs

I'd like to have Trusted Users (at 20,000 Reputation) granted another edit power: the ability to edit (or suggest edits to) merge stubs in circumstances where it would be beneficial (instead of having ...
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?noredirect=1 parameter no longer works for deleted merge stubs for <10k users

Questions that were merged into other questions, before being deleted, ordinarily redirect to the merge target. However, it's possible for users to append ?noredirect=1 on any question that redirects ...
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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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Reopen post when its duplicate is merged into it

Today I closed question A as a duplicate of an older post B (ie. A was closed and B was open). Both already had answers. It was then decided the questions were similar enough to warrant a merger. It ...
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Is a merge supposed to be able to yield the Necromancy badge? [duplicate]

I'm pretty sure that when I posted this answer, the question was very different and fairly recent, which makes me suspect a merger. ​ However, I just got the Necromancer badge for that answer. Is the ...
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Give ability to move own answer from duplicate to canonical question

Consider this scenario: A question, X, is asked. An expert reads the question and checks it is not a duplicate. The expert writes a good answer, A. That answer really is good; it receives up-votes. ...
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When the merge master is deleted, shouldn't also the stub be deleted?

I recently came across a question on chemistry.se I previously merged and noticed that the master of that merge was deleted as an "RemovedAbandonedClosed" (10k chem.se). However, the merge stub was ...
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What would happen to a bounty awarded on a migrated, merged question?

Suppose Question A had a bounty placed on it, and then an exact duplicate Question B with answers on it (that were written after the bounty was set) was migrated from a different site, and merged with ...
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How would I search for the merged questions?

Searching for merged:yes doesn't seen to work. Nor does ismerged:yes or duplicate:yes hasnotice:yes. How would I search for the merged questions?
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Etiquette for Merged Question: What to do with obsolete parts in answer?

Recently one of the questions to which I had answered got merged with another question (as it was a duplicate). The problem is that only a part of it was duplicate. There was an original part (about ...
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When questions are merged, are the answers merged too?

This is an example where two questions were merged, but all the answers from here, https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6678997/looking-for-urbanspoon-api (Looking for Urbanspoon API) were removed when ...
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Why did this question appear on the Hot Network Questions list?

I saw this question in the Hot Questions list, but when I clicked it I saw that it was a question I had seen a long time ago. All the time stamps on the comments and answers are from a previous date, ...
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Last activity date isn't updated when question is destination of merge

This post just became a destination of merge. Clicking on the last activity date correctly goes to the answer which got moved to this question because of merge. But it is still written that last ...
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Old questions marked as duplicate of newer ones? [duplicate]

I have seen a few questions which have been marked as duplicate although they the questions have been asked before the question they are marked duplicate of. For eg, This question (I will call this ...
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Mod ability merge should close after prompting "are you sure" instead of forcing the close first

Mod ability merge should close after prompting "are you sure" instead of forcing the close first When you've been modding for a while, sometimes you know that you have two questions that can be ...
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Mark-as-duplicate vs. Merge

I want to know the exact difference between questions marked as duplicates vs. merged questions. For example, I think answers are also redirected to the original question with which a second question ...
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Merged question is closed as a duplicate of itself

The question https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/posts/4539/revisions was closed as a duplicate of https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/posts/4529/revisions. Given that the second question was at ...
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Deletion/merger of a particular duplicate question [closed]

It is known that deletion of duplicate questions is not encouraged, but in this particular case, I feel that the question needs to be either deleted or merged with its duplicate. The question in ...
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How to remove a tag from a merged question?

I'm still working on eliminating the close tag, but I'm not going to be successful because I've just run across the merged question: JavaScript — Window close on Android browser. The question has ...
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Answer deleted by moderator after the question was merged [closed]

See my answer. (https://stackoverflow.com/a/20674425/1923685) Actually I gave this answer for the Stack Overflow question How to compare μ and µ. The answer was trying to describe how both characters ...
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A question that was merged should not get *HARD* deleted [duplicate]

As a follow up to this question which was answered correctly -- Merged questions should get automatically forwarded to the new version of the question and I should not land on a 404 page like I do ...
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Please make question merge notice a little bit clearer

The text on the merge reason of this question is almost gobbledy-gook if you just read it left to right - I had to go back and read it again to grok what it was saying. Suggestion: can we add single ...
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Make post-merge UI flow better when merging questions

After merging a question as a duplicate, StackExchange currently redirects to a page which gives a text summary of the operations carried out in the database...and that's it. No link back to the main ...
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Necromancer badge given based on merged duplicate instead of master question

The system awarded me Necromancer, attributing it to the fresh printed new question instead of the older decrepit master question it was merged into. I earned the "Necromancer" badge because I "...
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Pre-populate the merge question dialog when a question is closed as a duplicate

Currently, moderators have to type in or copy/paste the ID of the original question when merging a duplicate. Pre-populating this field would only remove a tiny amount of friction, but it would also ...
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Merged with deleted question

I found a question which was merged with a deleted answer. I think that question is now pointless and should be deleted too.
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What is a "merged" question?

Questions can be merged into other questions. What is a merged question? When should questions be merged? Who can merge questions? How do I request it? What happens to merged posts? Anything else I ...
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Merged question with deleted question still points to the deleted question

I was looking for something like this question and click on the "Merged with blah blah blah..." and it took me to a deleted question. If the question was deleted should not the ones that were merged ...
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Why are answers much older than the question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do these answers have the wrong time? How could they be posted before the question? Can code that is valid in both C and C++ produce different behavior when compiled in ...
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Closed Q merge request

I've just had a Q closed for being a duplicate. While I don't dispute the close, I actually think the answers I got were better than on the original. Is there anyway they can be moved across?
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Revert an incorrect merge

I have a similar issue to “Duplicate” question's answers merged into wrong question. The difference here is that my answer is clearly nonsequitur under the supposed original. So much so that I think ...
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Notification for answers to merged questions

This answer of mine was recently moved to a different question via a merge. Now, my answer was a bit more specific to the original question, and didn't make sense when applied to the newer, more ...
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Description in post merge notice should have a sentence cap like every other post notice description

Currently, the descriptions under closed/locked/protected/bounty notices are in proper sentence case: closed as noise or pointless by Jeff Atwood♦ just now This question does not add anything useful; ...
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Visually subdue merged questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Closed-then-merged question missing “closed by” and “merged to” footers We have had some crossposting between cs.SE and math.SE and solved the issue(s) ...
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Merging questions doesn't notify the OP of new answers

Actual behaviour: When the answer is merged, there is no way for the OP to know whether there are any new answers to his question because he is not notified. Expected behaviour: When an answer from ...
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Is possible to add accounts in a "company account"? [duplicate]

We are 3 developers at the moment and we are all active on Stack Overflow. We were wondering if it would be possible to create a "company account" where we add all our personal accounts. It would be ...
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