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

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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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See possible duplicates in question

When one opens a question and starts typing a title, a list of possible duplicate questions is shown as illustrated below. I assume that this isn't used often since some quite obvious duplicates are ...
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How can we take care of our old duplicates?

What's going on … There is a trend that is very easy to explain. A question is asked. It gets a few answers, and because it's the first of its kind (i.e. topic-wise), it receives a lot of popularity ...
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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 (...
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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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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 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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“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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Duplicate Question, where the answer is the same, but the question differs slightly

This question: Can any of the diff/grep utilities do a "file grep"? Was voted for close as an exact duplicate of Which duplicate files and folders finders exist for Windows? The OP ...
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Duplicate Titles needing improvement and/or closed as duplicate

Inspired by a similar question on meta.stackoverflow, I just did this database query on superuser, and found 103 pairs of questions with totally identical title, excluding those where one of them is ...
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What is the correct procedure to mark as a possible duplicate?

Is there some other method to mark questions as possible duplicates than casting a close vote (requiring 3k rep)? When I see some obvious duplicates, should I add a comment or flag for moderator ...
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How to ask a question which is similar to other questions but not exactly similar

I find many questions which are similar to my question but not exactly what i want to ask. Some people feel it duplicate so they vote down or sometimes it leads closing a question. I can edit a ...
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Should duplicate answers be posted, just to include screen shots?

I stumbled upon this question which has an answer posted (and edited) months ago. Just today, a new answer was posted with the exact same steps as the old answer, but including screen shots of the ...
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Question closed as duplicate of deleted question

This question has been closed as an exact duplicated of this question. However, the latter question has been "deleted for purposes of moderation." Shouldn't the first question be deleted too?
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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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$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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Should duplicate answers posted within a short time frame be flagged?

Lets say there are two answers with the same content on the same question. Should the second one get flagged? This has happened to me, and I sent a flag. Want to know if it was the right thing to do. ...