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

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What should I do with a duplicate for which the flag aged away? Should the other question then become the duplicate?

I marked: Disk usage at 100% during startup +16 Asked 10 months ago Modified 10 months ago Viewed 14k times 6 answers: +23, +11, +9, +3, +2, +1 as a duplicate of: Disk usage is always at 100% +1 ...
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Comanswer duplicates Superuser answers

I was just doing some Google searches to find out how to selectively always trust certain certificates on intranet pages using Google Chrome on a Mac. I came across this SuperUser answer. Another ...
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How is this a duplicate?

How to restore data after accidentally starting DD on a hard drive but stopping it before it went too far? Let's look at answers in the supposed duplicate: Click here in case you suspect corruption ...
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A better way to find duplicates?

This is something that has been bugging me for a while. It is not uncommon for the same question to be asked repeatedly. Take this question that was asked today. This question, in one form or ...
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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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When I try to vote to close this question as a duplicate, the site tells me it doesn't have an upvoted answer, but it does. Is this a bug?

See these two questions: whenever I start my windows laptop, after laptop is opened terminal is automatically opened and inside terminal its written -, and On windows startup terminal opens ...
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I have flagged a question as a duplicate. The flag was marked as "helpful". But the question still hasn't closed

Yesterday (6/9/21), a question was asked: How to remove the new weather info from the taskbar?. I have flagged this question as an exact duplicate of: How can I disable the “News and Interests” Widget ...
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How to search for duplicates efficiently?

In my experience the search box in Close as duplicate dialog is almost useless. For example we have a canonical malware removal question. Its score is 454 as I'm writing this. It has over a dozen ...
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My question was marked as duplicate but it's really not

I recently asked this question about a strange behaviour my computer was having. It had recorded keystrokes I've made one month ago, leading to think about a possible malware/keylogger infection. It ...
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Swap the duplicates (the general question is closed, the vista-specific one is open)

Following the answer of How to suggest to change "X is a duplicate of Y" to "Y is a duplicate of X"?, I'm posting my question here: How do I full-screen my CMD? is marked as a ...
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Closing a question as a duplicate (followup)

This is a followup on my previous meta question. This (my) question has been marked as a duplicate and closed: "This question has been asked before and already has an answer." And of course, a ...
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Is a duplicate question closed?

I'm struggling with a help center topic "duplicates". If a question is marked as "duplicate" (by user votes) is it already closed as well? If not, and the close process still has to be initialized, ...
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Should my question be a duplicate?

I asked this question about network shares becoming inaccessible on my Windows computer. It was closed as a duplicate of this question. I'm not convinced mine should be closed as a duplicate of the ...
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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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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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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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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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"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 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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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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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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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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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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Do I flag or comment possible duplicates?

I've noticed a lot of people commenting when they see possible duplicates. Should I do that in addition to flagging or instead of it?
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Mysterious question migrated 12 times

I just navigated to SU and saw this: The four five twelve questions are exactly the same; they have the same answers, comments and the same question, just different ID numbers. I suppose this isn't ...
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"One question to rule them all" questions on SuperUser

SuperUser is haunted by repeated questions on topics as: Antivirus suggestions Virus/Spyware removing Best practices for troubleshooting common problems Best buy guides for hardware and software In ...
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Merge questions about Windows symlinks

The best answer IMO is grawity's bold headings: https://superuser.com/a/347946/24500 What is the difference between NTFS hard links and directory junctions? Windows 7: hard link, symbolic link and ...
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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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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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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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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 ...