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Questions tagged [similar-questions]

For questions about the similar questions which show up under "Questions that may already have your answer" while asking a question. Use together with the [asking-questions] tag.

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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" questions ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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1answer
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Similar question search works better than actual search [duplicate]

I wanted to open a question titled "What's the best SQLite Cocoa library?". The suggestions told me that the question might be closed for being subjective, but also suggested some similar questions. ...