Duplicate posts (to some extent) are good, as they provide more targets for the unwitting Googler to stumble across when looking stuff up. However, should I avoid copy-editing those posts? Does it matter?

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You're talking about duplicate questions asked accidentally, right? Then do copy edit them.

  • @Matthew That's the opposite of what I said. Even if it's a closed question, it should be copy-edited (I assume that means "fix typos" etc.)
    – badp
    Commented May 3, 2011 at 14:19
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    I think I just misread, not that it was confusing. Fixing typos is fine, but I would avoid rewording very much. Commented May 3, 2011 at 14:22

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