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Questions tagged [exact-duplicates]

Questions about handling duplication or clarifying the duplicate flagging/closing processes.

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Let's get a canonical Q&A about PS4 controllers not connecting

Somehow, many people have trouble with connecting controllers to their PS4, and new questions asking how to solve the issue are still being asked. It would be helpful to have a single question and ...
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Highly Upvoted Question is in its essense a duplicate of another Question

In As a queen, what must I do to take the son of my husband's dynasty out of succession line? the OP inquires on how to eliminate one specific son from succession. In How do I prevent my ...
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Marking questions as duplicate

People have been marking one of my questions as a duplicate. I'm confused on how they did it when I saw [duplicate] on the title and a message saying that mine is a duplicate of a different question. ...
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Are questions asking for updated info duplicates?

In reference to this question... The OP of that question more or less admits that they know that their question is a duplicate. However, they also claim that all the answers in the question are out of ...
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Handling dupes asking for updated info

Recently we had a Pokémon Go question asking for how a specific feature works as of a specific patch. We also have an old question which asks about how the feature works. I believe the answers on the ...
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Should we reword the closure text for duplicate questions?

When we close a question as a duplicate of another, the following is displayed on the question: I thought that the normal protocol was to have the original author edit the existing the question that ...
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A question I answered was closed as a duplicate - should I answer the linked question?

I answered question A, which was later closed as a duplicate of question B. I feel that the answer I wrote on question A provides more information or is more correct than the current, existing answers ...
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Duplicate Questions: A Result?

Last August, we had a discussion about a new approach to duplicate questions, and it was decided that we would have a trial period that would go from then until January of 2017 and afterwards we would ...
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Mark as duplicate because an answer matches 2 different questions?

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 ...
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Is a specific question a duplicate of a general question?

If a question asks about a broad scenario, and then a later question asks about one specific instance of that broad scenario, surely the latter question is a duplicate of the former. Am I wrong? To ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Gaming / Arqade

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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Duplicate trial: “Duplicate” to “Not a Duplicate” to “Now a Duplicate” process

From Duplicate Questions: A Trial The broad rule is: Do not close questions as duplicates if the target question does not help the new asker. I understand that there is split opinion for support ...
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Duplicate Questions: A Trial

We asked whether you wanted to try something new, and the votes say yes. So, starting today, and running until January 2017, we're going to do things a little differently in regards to duplicate ...
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Should questions be flagged as a duplicate to an out of date question?

This question about the 'Nearby' section of Pokémon Go addresses the current state functionality (no pawprints, Pokémon are not clickable to determine direction). It was suggested as a duplicate of ...
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Is there a duplicate for that? Pokémon GO Edition

Well, with all the trouble people are having with duplication (see my recent meta about dealing with one such dup problem), I figure we should have a nice easy accessable list for people to easily ...
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Duplicate Questions: A New Look

A long-standing de facto rule has come about over the course of Arqade's existence. The sentiment here is that any two questions asking for the same information are necessarily duplicates. I can ...
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Handling these duplicate questions

This question here asks about not being able to catch Pokémon anymore (they all flee) and not being able to collect anything from PokéStops anymore, and was closed as being too broad which I don't ...
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Duplicates of deleted questions

I was browsing data.SE and noticed that the questions listed below are closed as duplicates of deleted questions. We could reopen them, delete them, or perhaps undelete their duplicate targets. ...
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Are these two duplicate questions, and if so, how should they be handled?

First off, I'll provide the details of both questions so you don't have to keep switching tabs to look at them. The two questions in question are Is a Pokémon's weight and height relevant? posted July ...
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Can we have a “Feature x glitches out” duplicate target for all Pokemon Go performance problem questions?

Over the last few days I have noticed people asking questions in the following form: I tried to do feature x, but it glitched out. or I tried to do y, but it never loads. Pretty much all of ...
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Duplicate question, original question does not have a good answer

Looks like this situation has occurred previously here: Duplicate questions, both without an answer cannot be flagged There is a question (Who does healers follow?) that was just asked today that is ...
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What to do about users posting the same question from multiple accounts?

Example here The question is exactly the same as a question posting yesterday. It's almost certainly the same user, using a different account. The new question is clearly a dupe but cannot be closed ...
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Is this DirectX (etc) question a duplicate?

I am referring to this question: Why do games install existing components each time I install a game? When I install a game why does the installer also install DirectX, C++ libraries or .NET ...
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Skyrim 'follower not wearing armor' question dupe closure should probably be the other way around

RE: My companion won't wear her armor (2011-11-18) and My housecarls won't stay dressed! (2012-01-15) The former, older question has recently been closed as a duplicate of the latter. Now as ...
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How to get an up to date answer for old questions with obsolete answers?

Explanation whether duplicate or not --> see end of post. Imagine you have a question about a game. You first search for it and find it answered a long time ago. Back then the answer was correct, but ...
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Xbox One - backward compatibility duplicates

I have added new generic question regarding Xbox One backward compatibility: Can I play against or with Xbox 360 players through my Xbox One? The question by itself should prove useful based on ...
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How do we deal with duplicate answers? [duplicate]

So I recently came across an answer that was already previously answered (quite a few months back), and the new answer did not seem to add anything that was not already covered. After a brief ...
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Duplicate mistake

A question was marked as duplicate even if it is much older than its "duplicate". The other one should have been marked as duplicate. Can you vote for the question to reopen,please,so that the other ...
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What should be done about these similar Skyrim questions that ask if certain NPCs are available for marriage?

Seems to me that the later questions of the following should be closed as duplicates of the oldest one. Should they be closed? What should be done about these questions? How can I determine if an NPC ...
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These fuel based Minecraft questions are not duplicates

Relevant questions Which fuels burn the longest in Minecraft? What is the most efficient wood based fuel? Earlier today this question about the efficiency of wood based Minecraft fuels was ...
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Marking Duplicates - Isn't There A Better Alternative?

I've seen tons of questions that are exactly the same, and it's overflowing the Arqade site. An example of this would be: Can't destroy blocks without the right tool? This refers to Minecraft, and ...
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How should we respond to an edit that removes the old 'Possible Duplicate' markdown?

I just made an edit to this question, and then noticed that it was marked as a duplicate . I couldn't however, see the duplicate notification at the top of the question. Diving in to the revision ...
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Several duplicate Minecraft skin questions

I noticed the other day that we have several (seven to be exact) questions asking about Minecraft skins not updating. Normally, I'd just cast duplicate votes on all of them, but since there are seven ...
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How to deal with two different questions with one same answer [duplicate]

I just found a question which is different from this question that I've answered a while ago. Yet the answer of the older one is valid for both questions. How exactly should we handle these? I mean ...
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How to address Cross Network Duplicate Questions [duplicate]

This question, as you can see in my comment, has been posted by the same user on English Language & Usage here now I've posted a comment on both site indicating this and i've down voted the ...
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Duplicate previous questions or not

I encountered this two questions that I answered: What are the patterns for the Northern animals? What are the patterns for finding Savannah animals? Then I decided to create an question/answer for ...
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On ending Chronological Oppression with respect to the matter of Question Duplication

Yesterday, a question was asked. It wasn't a very good question, but it was a valid, cromulent question. I wouldn't downvote it, or vote to close it in a vacuum, but I also wouldn't upvote it either. ...
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Flag as duplicate, get 404 error

I'm trying to flag this as a duplicate but a little red box pops up giving me a 404 error. Is this a bug or am I not allowed to flag as duplicate (yet?)?
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Is a question a duplicate just because it asks for something that can be part of another question's answer?

Does damaging an enemy ship reduce the amount of scrap found? had been closed as a duplicate of How can I maximise the amount of scrap I collect?. While it's been reopened now, I'd still like to get ...
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Should this question really be marked as a duplicate?

What units, if any, were removed or restricted from Heart of the Swarm multiplayer was marked as a duplicate of What balance changes were made between the final Wings of Liberty Patch and Heart of ...
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Question closed for being a duplicate of a duplicate of a duplicate of a duplicate

I just opened the following new question about Mass Effect 3: Which Mass Effect 2 DLCs are relevant for Mass Effect 3's story? It was immediately closed for being a duplicate of this question: ...
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What should we do about dupes that don't answer the question?

This question was asked today, and was shortly flagged as a dupe. However none of the original question's answers address the specific details highlighted in the second question. I was informed that ...
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When a question is closed as duplicate, a clear link to what it duplicates would be handy

I did a google search and got a link to one of your questions. Unfortunately the question was closed (it seems like almost all the questions are closed as duplicates in my experience). Since it was ...
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Should I delete my own question if I realize that it's an exact duplicate?

I just asked a question about Uncharted 3. Another user pointed me toward a question with a different title, but which my question is an exact duplicate of. I've voted to close my question, but I'm ...
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What happens if only a part of a question is a duplicate?

Melee weapon usage by wizard has a couple of votes to close as a duplicate of How do I set a mouse button to a regular attack?. However the new question actually has three parts of it, only one part ...
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Is it a duplicate if someone gave a correct answer in a different question?

In regards to this question's comments, what is the right answer?
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Separate Questions to Improve Google Search Results?

I posted this question - Where Can I Find the "Tameable" Chocobos? - which I also answered myself as I had collected the information while playing the game. At the time, Google didn't have a ...
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Why was the following question closed?

I just saw that the following question was closed for being a duplicate: In The Old Republic ship-based minigame, is there a way to destroy shielded targets? However, this question was asked an hour ...
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Are these 2 questions dupes or not?

I found "Bukkit plugin to control which mobs spawn?" very similar to "Is there a Bukkit plug-in that will prevent Ghasts from spawning?" One question entirely contains the other and they're ...
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Appeal/Thoughts on Dungeon Siege Item Attribute questions

Within 15 seconds, we had the following two questions. What do certain item attributes in Dungeon Siege 3 mean? What does each stat do in Dungeon Siege 3? The former came first, and asks for the ...