Questions tagged [exact-duplicates]

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

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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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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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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 different questions that yield similar/duplicate answers be closed?

I asked a question: What's the proper way to deal with someone who Team Kills and harasses you constantly in Starcraft 2? This yielded answers/comments such as: Report it to Blizzard (The accepted ...
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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 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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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 ...
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Identify this game: duplicates [closed]

What to do with identify-this-game duplicates? The answer to this question is the same as this one, but the descriptions that users gave were a bit different. Do we have to close it as duplicate or ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 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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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 ...