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The similar-question panel is sometimes missing on Stack Exchange

The similar-question panel is sometimes missing on Stack Exchange. This makes it much harder for me to find old posts of mine or others' related posts. Is there any way to solve this?
An IELTS learner's user avatar
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How can one see algorithmically-proposed similar questions once a post has already been submitted? [duplicate]

When composing a question there appears an Ajax/Ajaj-populated box filed with potentially similar questions. Once a question is posted however, how can one find these suggestions again?
TylerDurden's user avatar
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"Similar questions" disappear on right click

I really like the "Similar questions" functionality when I'm composing a question. However, there seems to be a bug when I want to right-click (e.g. to open the link in a new window). On ...
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Linking "Similar questions" suggestions from every Stack Exchange website

Suggestions for an addition to the "Similar questions" feature Each Stack Exchange site has a "Similar questions" list under which the user generates the title for their question. ...
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Viewing questions from the Similar Questions feed after a post is made

Prior to submitting a post, I can see "Similar Questions", which I can click on to view questions issuing topics which the AI deems related to my post. Some of these may even not be related, ...
Joselin Jocklingson's user avatar
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Non existent question suggested as duplicate [duplicate]

On English Stack Exchange, when I try asking a new question with the title:"Be available" V "Be available everywhere", the search box then proceeds to show me a list of possible ...
machazthegamer's user avatar
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Improve "Similar questions" results when writing a question: prevent/limit it from returning questions by the same author

I've noticed recently that when I write a new question such as this one on Stats.SE, the "Similar questions" box just above the Body text entry box shows results that are similar, but they'...
Adrian Keister's user avatar
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Similar questions list is messy on the Ask a Question page [duplicate]

I am facing below issue while creating a question for all Stack Exchange sites. Please have a look. Screenshot:
Moksh's user avatar
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Similar questions pane doesn't scroll properly when drafting a question [duplicate]

On a Mac in Firefox 80.0.1, when I scroll the similar questions pane, the initial text visible in the pane doesn't scroll; the questions scroll under it. If I leave the page (like to post this ...
Prim Reaper's user avatar
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Similar question suggestion list overwrite issue [duplicate]

When posting a new question in StackOverflow, it shows similar questions. As one keeps on writing, list changes but they overlap with one another. This happens when you scroll down a bit when the new ...
Sonu Sourav's user avatar
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"Similar questions" doesn't work for long questions

"Similar questions" doesn't work for long questions. E.g.: Tested on Version 83.0.4103.97 (Official Build) (64-bit) with the question Mismatching dimensions of input/output in the WaveNet ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Filter "Similar questions" by "Tags" while writing a question

While writing a question, won't it be better to automatically filter the "Similar questions" window by the "Tags" under the question? When I was writing a question regarding C language, the "Similar ...
Ardent Coder's user avatar
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Can you add tags in 'Similar questions' block for each displayed question?

I read that 'tags' on Stack Exchange are 'prohibited' in titles. Should questions include “tags” in their titles? So, to clearly identify a question, we need to read its title... and the tags. ...
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Bug when scrolling through the similar questions list [duplicate]

Write the title of your question, wait for "similar questions" to load, scroll it, complete your title, wait for the "similar questions" list to update, scroll again... (on FireFox windows)
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Display bug in "Similar questions" dropdown when Asking a question (Firefox) [duplicate]

Text gets overlaid on top of itself and unreadable when scrolling the "Similar questions" dropdown when Asking a question. Steps to reproduce: Start typing the question title. "Similar questions" ...
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Stack Overflow duplicated layer bug

Originally posted on Stack Overflow: Requirements to reproduce: Windows 7 x64 Firefox 71.0 x64 Steps to reproduce: ...
Random Dude's user avatar
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Similar questions scroll sticky/overlap [duplicate]

On the Ask A Question page, the Similar Questions sometimes has a visual bug that the initially displayed content remains in place when scrolling, and the scrolled content is superimposed. Examples (...
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Search for "similar questions" across multiple sites?

After typing the title of a question, the "similar questions" are displayed. Is there any feature, that would provide such suggestions across all (or a configured subset of) stackexchange communities?...
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Tooltip on the Similar questions suggestion box in the ask question page

In the Ask Question page, when hover on the answer box for the post in the Similar questions suggestion box, the tooltip is not understandable. For example: When hover on the answer count it is ...
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Similar questions feature STILL blinds me from seeing my own typing, unexpectedly puts links under my cursor. Is there any way to avoid this?

I ask a LOT of questions so this a regular recurring problem for me. I like the idea of the Similar questions feature and I've found one suggestion five suggestions helpful so far(!), but there are ...
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MathJax in the list of similar questions (when asking questions)

As I learned from some more experienced users, there is A-B testing with different display of similar questions (which used to be called "Questions that may already have your answer"). This was ...
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New "Similar questions" widget is not responsive enough

When I ask a question in a small browser window, the question titles aren't visible, so I can't really determine if my question has already been asked before:
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The "suggested tags" and "similar questions" on ask question page doesn't disappear on clicking discard button

While posting a question by Ask Question, after filling title and body, based on the content there is a "suggested tags" which suggesting few tags related to the post. In case if I want to remove the ...
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Open "similar questions" links in a new tab [duplicate]

When I ask a question, a sidebar appears on the right suggesting me questions similar to mine. Often, halfway through writing a question, an interesting suggestion pops up and I want to quickly check ...
user2723984's user avatar
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Add feature to sort similar question suggestions by matching tags

Feature On the 'Ask a question' pages, there should be a setting to the right of 'Questions that may already have your answer' that, when enabled (disabled by default), would sort the list based on ...
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Alignment issue in the "Similar Questions" side bar

"Similar Questions" section in the right hand side bar is not aligned properly, the padding is missing. Since the "How to Ask", "How to Tag" and "How to Format" sections are having proper placeholder ...
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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 ...
1.21 gigawatts's user avatar
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0 answers

How does Stack Exchange check for duplicates?

I want to ask, how you check for duplicates. Background: The company I work for has a wiki, Confluence, set up by me. With more and more articles coming along, duplicates are starting to pop up. They'...
Jean Luc Nürrenberg's user avatar
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Turn off auto-refresh in suggested/linked questions while mouse is over that area

Diligently while writing a question I read the suggestions for already-asked questions. It frustrates me quite a lot that I see a question listed that looks relevant, try to click it and the darn ...
artfulrobot's user avatar
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Need a solution for search results vs. similar questions results [duplicate]

I have wasted my time because of SO. I don’t say that lightly because I am a big fan of the SO model and the help I have received here. Please bear with me on the long post. A Common Scenario I had a ...
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5 votes
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Don't prompt for Similar Questions when no similar questions are found

I have searched the site before asking this question. So, hopefully it is not a duplicate question. While answering to questions, once again I see the similar questions prompt on top of the answer. I ...
Lalit Kumar B's user avatar
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Suggest duplicates when posting a question from iOS app [duplicate]

From the desktop, any new question has a list of suggested duplicates between the title and the body. From personal experience, this has stopped me from posting several duplicate questions. Can we ...
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No UI / exposure for seeing similar questions when asking from iOS app

When asking a question through the iOS app (v. 0.1.24), the question just gets posted without any sort of chance to review similar questions. (This is shown on the iOS web app and desktop browsers on ...
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8 votes
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Update suggestions when asking a question using tags

When asking a new question, we usually gets a few suggestions while typing text in the title field. Sometimes, it makes no sense to write everything into the title. I have this title: How to pass ...
Loïc Faure-Lacroix's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer

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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How does Stack Overflow match similar questions? [duplicate]

I have a project that gives the ability to send suggestions and notes about something. What I need is collecting (somewhat) similar suggestions or notes in groups. My comparisons are based on key ...
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Number of votes display changed on MSO

The votes display for one-liner display has changed on meta Stack Overflow. It doesn't look so good when it is on the similar questions list of Ask Question page, but is perfect for the flag summary ...
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Duplicate Questions sidebar

At the moment, a question can have multiple duplicates linking back to it, but once you link backwards from a duplicate there's no way to link forward to later versions of the question....which makes ...
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Add a "more" link to the Related Questions

On the side of posted Stack Exchange website questions, there is a side bar that tells you the same site questions that are linked in the post (if any), and below it, there is a "Related" ...
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Refresh "Questions that may already have your answer" after adding tags based on these tags

It happens often for me that, after submitting the answer, I look at the "Related" list on the sidebar and see questions that talk about the same question but have a title that's largely difference in ...
Tamer Shlash's user avatar
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8 votes
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"Questions that may already have your answer" box overlaps onto the footer [duplicate]

When "Questions that may already have your answer" (similar questions) appear as a right column, it overflows and overlaps the footer. (shown in the figure) This happens on all SE network sites ...
Abhishek Gupta's user avatar
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2 answers

Let the duplicate questions finder consider tags

When asking a new question and typing in the title we get a list of similar questions named Questions that may already have your answer That suggestions contains posts across all tags. Like the ...
juergen d's user avatar
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Question suggestion overzealous, fellas

Apparently the question suggestion feature was updated lately. I like the copy: "Questions that may already have your answer". The list of suggestions seems....exorbitant. Didn't that list used to be ...
Zelda's user avatar
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Is it considered a bad habit to post more than one question on the same topic?

Let me explain better: suppose I asked a question about a problem A. Then, while waiting for the answer, I continued my researches about and I found a possible workaround for A, but I have some ...
Manlio's user avatar
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2 votes
1 answer

Show "Questions with similar titles" from other sites

When writing a new question, a very useful list Questions with similar titles appears. As far as I know this list contains titles from the site where you are at that moment. Would it be feasible to ...
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"Questions with Similar Titles" Could Do Better

I'm all for removing tags from titles. However, the underlying point of "Question Titles - Removing Tags makes 'Questions with similar titles' useless" is valid. We need a better way to display actual ...
John Saunders's user avatar
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The list of "similar questions" that changes while typing is distracting

I'm a big fan of Stack Overflow, but I just wanted to offer some feedback regarding the "similar questions" column that appears as you're typing a question. I find it rather distracting how it changes ...
user136507's user avatar
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1 answer

"Questions with similar titles" in "Ask Question" works better than actual search [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Related questions in “Ask Question” page is better than search tool Please someone explain me why "Questions with similar titles" in "Ask Question" page works ...
Ergec's user avatar
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Similar questions in sidebar do not appear in Chrome

Links to similar questions appear in the side bar when composing a question body. Unfortunately, this doesn't work in Chrome (tested with Chrome 12.0.742.100 under Linux, in my account or without ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
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3 answers

Feedback requested: Similar Questions displayed in sidebar on /ask

In order to help people find duplicate questions as they ask, we are now showing Similar Questions in the right hand sidebar on the /ask page. This is deployed to all sites right now. Here's how it ...