Questions tagged [exact-duplicates]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
13
votes
1answer
261 views

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 ...
9
votes
0answers
147 views

When should "Why is it bad practice to test for item names?" NOT be used as a duplicate target?

I'm writing this because I notice that this question has been closed as a dupe of this. This is wrong, for a reason I am about to explain below. I left a comment on the question asking for it to be ...
11
votes
3answers
355 views

What are new users supposed to do when their question has already been asked but not answered?

A user asked a duplicate question today because he had no comment privileges to annotate his issues into the original. Normally such a user would be directed to chat, except brand new users cannot ...
-4
votes
1answer
164 views

Please make more strict rules about what is to be considered a duplicate and what isn't!

I'm assuming in the following that rules about what is a duplicate are consdiered to be the same over the whole stack exchange network. If this is not the case, my argument is invalid, but then there ...
5
votes
1answer
93 views

404 error when flagging a question as a duplicate

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?)?
2
votes
1answer
40 views

Why is the community bot closing questions?

Why? I couldn't find anything, I'm just wondering? Does the bot deem that the wording is too similar or something?
21
votes
4answers
592 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
50 views

Question is still linked to another question that has been removed from the list of duplicates

Refer to meta post Question incorrectly marked as duplicate of question about an unrelated game, where a question (Can I build infrastructure on a town's seed tile without affecting town growth?) ...
5
votes
2answers
61 views

Question incorrectly marked as duplicate of question about an unrelated game

Can I build infrastructure on a town's seed tile without affecting town growth? was marked as a duplicate of: OpenTTD City size declining - Correct Pokémon Y megastone problem - Incorrect. ...
18
votes
3answers
247 views

Communicating with new users who ask a Duplicate Question

I did some digging through older topics and didn't see this one so I hope I'm not missing something. Over the past few days, I've been clicking on duplicate topics and noticed that a lot of them are ...
3
votes
0answers
90 views

New users asking questions to update old answers? [duplicate]

So, upon writing this, I have found a similar meta question asking the a similar thing; "Communicating with new users who ask a duplicate question", to which the answer was to basically ...
-6
votes
1answer
152 views

Why is every question I ask getting deleted?

I've asked about five questions on this site, and I occasionally check back to see if there is an answer yet, but somebody has usually deleted it. They say it's because there are similar questions, ...
2
votes
1answer
57 views

Why was my flag on a resolved duplicate comment declined?

On this question, I noticed that it was closed as a duplicate but the "Does this answer your question?" comment wasn't automatically removed like it's supposed to be, so I flagged it as "no longer ...
4
votes
1answer
132 views

How many questions have been marked as a duplicate of "Is there a list of error codes for Minecraft?"

I have been seeing a lot of questions being marked as a duplicate of Is there a list of error codes for Minecraft? on the Close Votes Review Queue, and most of the flags are right. But how many in ...
0
votes
1answer
103 views

This question may already have an answer?

I have just seen the below auto-generated markup for the first time: Unlike other auto-generated markup, this isn't edited into the question and appears to be in-page rather than in-post. The post in ...
18
votes
1answer
438 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
93 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
59 views

How similar can questions be?

About a month ago I asked How frequently should I be posting questions? and received the answer "as often as you need to". Today, in a similar situation, I felt I was answering too many questions. ...
28
votes
3answers
913 views

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. ...
5
votes
1answer
235 views

Random/erratic duplicate marking

On the 22nd of October 2015, I asked a question. Nearly 2 months later, someone asked a similar question. The question had already been answered in my original post, so it makes sense that the second ...
2
votes
1answer
166 views

Why does my duplicate deserve so many downvotes?

A while back I asked the question: How can I stop getting notifications when my friends start games? Given the net score of -2 (+2/-4) I don't think this comes down to Tim losing his keys. What ...
14
votes
0answers
146 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
165 views

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 ...
14
votes
1answer
216 views

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 ...
11
votes
2answers
200 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
81 views

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. ...
6
votes
1answer
132 views

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 ...
14
votes
2answers
272 views

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 ...
14
votes
1answer
305 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
49 views

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 ...
32
votes
5answers
1k views

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 ...
-3
votes
2answers
134 views

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 ...
21
votes
7answers
734 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
61 views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
194 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
114 views

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. ...
11
votes
1answer
792 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
422 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
253 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

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 ...
8
votes
0answers
264 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
958 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

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 ...
13
votes
0answers
271 views

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 ...
-10
votes
1answer
96 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
216 views

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 ...