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Questions tagged [merged-questions]

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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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 ...
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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

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. My 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][2] is clearly nonsequitur under the supposed original. So much so that I ...
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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 ...
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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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How to suggest a question should be split?

A few questions would be more informative if they were split into two sub-questions. These questions sometimes already have answers that should follow the corresponding sub-question, which precludes ...
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Keep a log of merges

Merges (of tags, users or questions) are, if not impossible to undo, then at least very hard, and requiring developer intervention. Please keep a log of merges, at least tag merges, in some easily-...
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Don't reverse migrations on deleted posts if they were merged first

The recent change to reject question migrations broke a rather useful workflow when it came to cross-posted questions. When a cross-posted question is found, it's common for one site to keep it and ...
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Can't edit tags on merged questions

I was about to edit out the tag body on this question (body is a useless tag, should almost always be HTML, most questions are asking about the BODY tag in HTML) How to stick the document's ...
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Please restore visibility of “Question Merged” PostHistoryType in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer

I'm trying to make a query to search out older, unloved questions (targets for the Necromancer and Revival badges as a framing device) in order to help combat the xkcd "Wisdom of the Ancients" problem....
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Flag Declined although suggested action was followed

I flagged Hide TD into DIV Using jQuery as a duplicate of Hide TD into DIV Using jQuery which are exact duplicates. I voted to close it as an exact duplicate and also flagged it and mentioned in the ...
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What is the difference between “merged” questions and “closed (exact duplicate)” questions? [duplicate]

While looking at What abilities are moderators given? I noticed that the question has been merged: What is the difference between a merged question, and one that has been closed as a duplicate?
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Why weren't these duplicates merged?

Original Question: New reputation area. Recent changes I had flagged two other questions as duplicates and they were marked helpful: New profile format: How do we get the "alerts" back? ...
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Why were these questions merged?

Memory leak in Xcode 4.2 had three answers (2 of those 3 were the correct solution) as of 2 days ago. I came back to it this morning to see if the guy needed any more help or had updated/commented ...
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Vote to merge feature for 10k/20k users?

Can we give users with sufficient rep (10k? 20k?) the currently moderator-only ability to merge questions? Some times a question is closed as a duplicate but its answers provide valuable content that ...
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How to exclude merged questions from searches

I am trying to search for questions that: Have no answers at all (so the Unanswered Questions tab doesn't do what I want, as it shows questions with no Accepted answer) Have been upvoted, so there ...
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Multiple Accounts in Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can one link/merge/combine/associate two accounts/users? (Anonymous/unregistered/cookie or OpenID/registered) What's the SO policy about having multiple user accounts? ...
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Why do these answers have the wrong time? How could they be posted before the question?

This image says it all: The answerers are so lucky... Somehow they answered this question 18 hours before it was even asked... How did they do that?
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Why was this closed instead of merged, especially considering the activity?

Question 1 vs Question 2 I really could care less about question 2 being older, noone cared about it...