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Questions tagged [exact-duplicates]

Questions about finding duplicates, handling duplicate content, voting to close, et cetera

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Incorrect duplicate

Yesterday I asked this question about a flash drive. Today, I came back to look for answers and found that it had been marked as a duplicate. I was excited to learn that my question had already been ...
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Duplicate that isn't a duplicate

My question here has been flagged as a duplicate when it's clear, at least to me, that it's worlds apart in both scope and relevance to the question that it's meant to be a duplicate of. Not only is ...
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How are there two *exact* duplicate questions? (Title, answers, author, date, comments, migration)

While viewing related questions on Meta Super User, I noticed two questions with the same title. Initially I assumed this was a strange coincidence or a bug in the system. But then I realized the two ...
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Removing ALL similar answers instead of removing duplicates?

I was looking for an answer to the question How do I copy/paste into VirtualBox? I found two such questions here but none contained the answer that I need. After I figured out the answer myself I ...
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Choosing a canonical question for “Is my processor 32-bit or 64-bit?”

Super User has several questions asking how to check whether they have a 32-bit or 64-bit Operating System, and how to check if their CPU is 64-bit capable. The majority combine both questions into ...
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Duplicate post has been deleted

The post Install programs from command line on windows has been closed and marked as a dupe. If you click on the dupe you'll see the post has been deleted. Not sure if you'd consider it a bug, but ...
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Duplicate question, but different?

Inspired by this question Already read this meta question for duplicate with different environment, and I can see the question should be left open because it is a Windows 8, not Windows 7. However, ...
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Is there a way to 'un-duplicate'?

There is a question on superuser that i would like to have the answer to (i have a similar problem: How to stitch planar images?). but the question is marked as duplicate by 5 users. i don't find the ...
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Why does the Community user mark questions as duplicates?

I recently came across this question which has been marked as a duplicate. What's strange is that this question has been marked as a duplicate by the Community user: How can Community mark a question ...
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What to do with same answers to different questions by the same user?

Not sure if this has already been discussed here, so here it goes. Often, when reviewing the Late Answers queue, I run into some answers that seem to be posted many times by the same user I ...
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Chrome 'backspace key navigation re-enable' question dupe closure should probably be the other way around

How can I re-enable backspace navigation in Chrome? (2016-06-04, 6006+ views) is currently closed as a duplicate of Re-enabling backspace as "go back" in recent Chrome (2016-08-09, 630+ ...
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which question is the duplicate?

Where is the Ubuntu console on Windows10? How do I install Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10? The first has about 6 times the number of upvotes (for the question and accepted answer)... so 66 total ...
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Should we be copying other Stack Exchange sites Q&As so we can create “canonical” Q&As here?

Due to our broad scope we often have overlap with other sites on the network, in some cases it could be seen as useful to be able to close questions as duplicates of those on another site. This will ...
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Same answer from different users on different questions

There are almost duplicate questions, and not very surprisingly they have similar answers. But one answer is an exact copy, though posted from a different account. The newer version is slightly more ...
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Closed question information blurb seems — wrong/confusing?

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question. This seems to suggest that duplicate questions are fine ...
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How to Report Cyclic Flagging?

This question is flagged as a duplicate of this question. However, that 2nd question is also flagged as a duplicate of the first. How do I bring this to the proper individuals' attention?
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Duplicate questions of very old posts

I was about to post a question on Superuser, when I found that there was a duplicate of exactly the question I wanted to ask, only it was asked 3 and half years ago with no good answer. Is it OK for ...
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community-faq is a useless meta tag primarily serving the older users

There should be no reason to have and maintain community-faq as a living tag. Certainly not to continue pasting a boilerplate into questions themselves explaining the tag's usage. Yes, it spawned out ...
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Help us close duplicates of two new Community FAQ questions

I've recently added two questions to the Community FAQ because they were found to have many duplicates: USB flash drive not working or is appearing as an empty disk drive, Disk Management reports &...
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“Adding folders” marked as a duplicate of “Adding item” to Explorer sidebar

I recently asked this question, How to add Google Drive to the Windows Explorer Sidebar and it was marked as a duplicate before anyone who could answer it saw it. My question was not answered by the ...
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How to explain this is not duplicate question?

If my question is marked as duplicate, then how could I explain that my question is different by the previous one? And lift the duplicate market?
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Can we convert older (question body format) duplicate notices to the new, not editable duplicate format?

Duplicates used to be handled by the system putting some markup in the question body, like so: > **Possible Duplicate:** > [Title of the Duplicate Question](http://superuser.com/) <!-- ...
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Does question age trump answer quality when it comes to duplication? [duplicate]

As part of a bigger cleanup of the Logitech tag I stumbled across these two questions: Is there a 64-bit Windows 7 driver for a Logitech Wingman Formula Force wheel? asked: 4 years ago viewed: 15921 ...
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Question marked as duplicate

I asked two questions. Is there a way to assign keys in the command pallet list to jump to desired item instead of the default item in sublime text? How to find out which command corrosponds to which ...
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Are link-only answers fine if they link to Super User questions?

Let's say someone asks a question: How do I upgrade a widget for defrobulator?. There are many possible answers, each one correct and the question isn't too broad. (And defrobulator in this case is a ...
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Are you allowed to ask follow-up questions or duplicate questions if there were no satisfactory answers?

Are things like follow-up questions or duplicate questions if there were no satisfactory answers, permissible on this site?
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Can questions be duplicate if the duplicate is on non Stack Exchange site?

There are many sites that emulate the Stack Exchange look and feel, but aren't actually part of the network. One such site is ask.puppetlabs.com To qualify as a duplicate, do both questions need to ...
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My question has been mistakenly marked duplicate

My question here - https://superuser.com/questions/725545/ - has been marked duplicate to this question - Does installing many programs really slow down Windows?. To those who say its duplicate, the ...
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HTTPS links aren't accepted when proposing a duplicate

I'm using HTTPS Everywhere plugin which redirects me to HTTPS versions of websites if they are available. It works on SuperUser too, so all SU pages are loaded through HTTPS. I have just tried to ...
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Should we reopen #693440 and #617327?

This is not a reopen request, I want to discuss my view on those duplicates. Why does an exe file not appear as ones and zeros in a text editor such as Notepad? is a theoretical question. OP doesn't ...
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Feature for Contesting a Duplicate Designation

There needs to be a better way for users who have questions marked as duplicate to contest the designation. As of right now, there is no formal mechanism in the system for a user to be able to ...
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Merge most of the IDE-to-AHCI questions

As it stands, we have at least six questions dealing with enabling AHCI support on an IDE mode Windows installation: How to get AHCI support on an IDE Windows 7 installation? (~150 views, asked July ...
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What to do with intentional duplicate questions on separate SE sites

The following questions: https://superuser.com/questions/651439/frequent-wifi-disconnects-with-my-wifi-router https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/54090/frequent-wifi-disconnects-with-my-wifi-...
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What should you do when your question has already been asked, but none of the answers work? [duplicate]

What should you do if your question has already been asked, and you've tried all of the answers but they either didn't work, or wouldn't be acceptable solutions in your situation? Should you: Open a ...
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Should older questions be flagged as duplicates of more recent ones if those have better answers?

For example, How to access the system tray using the keyboard? has been flagged as a duplicate of How to access (or switch between) tray icons with shortcut in windows?. The former one has been asked ...
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How to deal with reoccuring specific questions not being useful to others

Some questions like "Dualboot some GNU/Linux distribution (mostly Ubuntu) with Windows 7/8" are being asked more than five times a day and are broad in their nature, so I start to think about marking ...
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How exactly are we supposed to treat duplicates of questions that have no upvoted/accepted answers?

I flagged a question as a dupe of another one. Why, when I could simply VTC? Obviously because I'm compelled to do so due to the stupid changes to "close as duplicate" (which predictably have lead to ...
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How do we approach closing dupes of dupes?

Every so often, as I'm going through the review queue, I notice that there are close votes to question as duplicates of other questions which are already closed as a duplicated. I remember one time ...
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Won't allow me to flag

I found an odd problem. I was in newest questions and I saw this: Instantly I was going to flag one as duplicate. My problem came when attempting this. The second question wouldn't show up. Any ...
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$RECYCLE.BIN question that is not a duplicate marked as a duplicate

Oliver Salzburg♦ marked my question... How to delete $RECYCLE.BIN folder on external hard disk? ...as a duplicate of... There is a “$REYCLE.BIN” folder in my external hard drive; can I delete ...
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When is a duplicate question not a duplicate?

Awhile back someone asked this question about losing properties when copying files. User Diamond made a guess at what the issue was and his answer was accepted. I recently ran into what looked a ...
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Should you be able to close as duplicate from another SE site?

see the following link on SU MS Outlook 2010 - Force Automatic Replies to all Email Senders I can see the question and answer exist approptiately in both SU and SF sites. It could be an MS Exchange ...
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Creating sign-post questions

I came across a problem I couldn't quickly solve myself (stress related, my search skills were turned off). I copy and pasted the message into the Search bar of SU, and could not find any results in ...
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Question closed as dupe is not a dupe

The question Google Chrome pinned to Windows 7 taskbar not opening under pinned icon was closed on Sept 3 as being a duplicate of Some taskbar pinned icons are duplicated when an instance of the ...
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Should I add “Possible duplicate” text to a question which is not closed as duplicate (yet)?

Can I add "Possible duplicate" text to a question which is not closed as duplicate (yet), or should I wait until it's closed and then edit it? Also, what happens if I add links to possible duplicates ...
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Question closed as duplicate, but no dupe given

Windows 8 Login Screen shows two login tiles for same user account was closed as an exact duplicate, but no duplicate was given. Explain?
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Questions closed as duplicates of questions that are different

Why was this closed? It was closed as a duplicate, yet that other question is not a duplicate of it. It seems to me that people just quickly skimmed the question, and without paying too much attention ...
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Asking the same as existing question, but for a different platform/OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should the original intent of a question be broadened to make the answers more canonical? Sometimes there's an existing question on a topic you want answers to, but the ...
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The “Possible Duplicate” link/auto-text should NOT be part of the question itself

When a question gets closed as a possible duplicate, Community ♦ edits the post to insert the "duplicate link": That's great! We should be directing users to the "original" question. The problem ...
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What is the policy on duplicate answers?

In the question how do I echo $something >> file.txt without carriage return? which was asked and answered about a month ago, a new answer has been submitted which is essentially a duplicate (...