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Referring to this post, mbomb007 suggest that the question should be marked as duplicate because his/her answer to an older post matches the "potential" dupe.

Should we mark it as duplicate even though the questions are different ?

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  • Answers being out of date is never a reason to ask a new question, in my book. That said, we're currently undergoing a trial that suspends that reasoning. So, yes, it is a dupe, no, we're not going to dupe it. – Frank Dec 2 '16 at 16:03
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    So, it's considered a duplicate if the same answer applies to a number of questions in context. For example, a question about Skyrim asking why they can't get a follower and then a year later someone asks why an animal follower won't follow. If the answer to both entail the same bug it becomes a duplicated question on grounds that the method of solvency is the same? Does that then mean the onus of research prior to asking becomes greater and therefore enforcible? – Shawn Gordon Jan 2 '17 at 8:45

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