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

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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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Finding “Root” duplicates

Is there a way to find out what questions have many questions that are closed as duplicates of them (or duplicates of duplicates etc)? It seems that these would be good ways of finding out what ...
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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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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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A lot of “no such partition” questions, how do we clean them up?

See this Google Search for "no such partition" on Super User: 2700 (224 according to the last page). Without tag pages: 556 (206 according to the last page) Without tag pages and close votes: 551 (...
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Undelete the List of free antivirus solutions for Windows

I went out to search for antivirus solutions, and quite a few questions are on super user for this. I believe a question like "what free antivirus solutions are there" is a valid question for this (...
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Similar Tor-related question for Linux and Mac OS X

I was going through tor to see what I could see, and I came across and answered this question which asks about Mac OS X: How do I tell tor, from the command-line, to give me a new identity Further ...
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Merge questions

Mea culpa. I posted a question here a while ago, didn't get any responses, so I posted again over at stackoverflow. However, that post was migrated back here, so now I have two pretty-much identical ...
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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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Option to show possible duplicates in the review pane?

Anyone else thing that this would be a useful feature? Currently, when I look at a question, I use the script that can be found in the accepted answer here to do that. It works pretty well as a rule. ...
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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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Different versions of an OS = different quesitons?

If someone asks a question relating to Windows Vista... Would relatively the same question (wanting to know how to accomplish a task) be considered a duplicate if tied to Windows 7? If not, Would ...
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How can I get an update on an old question?

How can I get an update on an old question? For instance, this one. I'd like to hope that there have been updates in the software available to someone with this question. I guess my real question ...
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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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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's the Super User community policy on duplicates

I have a similar freezing problem as described by Arthur Skirvin, though my hardware configuration is different and freezing symptoms vary slightly. Hence my post here on meta. I do not frequently ...
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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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Merging answers of duplicate questions

I know that it says "its answers may be merged with another identical question" for duplicate questions, but I have never seen it actually done. Is there a chance that this could happen for my answer ...
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Why the differing statements when dealing with duplicates?

When closing a duplicate, a message pops up above the question saying Possible duplicate: < link > but underneath the post, it will say: Closed as exact duplicate by: < list of users > (...
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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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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. ...
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How does one appeal a close decision due to supposed question duplicate?

How do I 'share' a folder to the public in dropbox? This isn't my question and I fully agree that my answer isn't the best one, but it is very clear to me that @Sathya is incorrect in his ...
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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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'closed as exact duplicate' should show the EXACT duplicate

First of all, I know this has been discussed already, and I know that the duplicates are listed at the top of the newer question. However, there are still two issues with how this is handled. First, ...
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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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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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Please don't be so trigger happy about closing questions

The ability to close questions as duplicates is great when used properly. However, I believe the community got a tad trigger happy with my question: My question: How to (re)enable the “New” context ...
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“closed as exact duplicate by” - suggestion

When a question is closed by a moderator as a duplicate, I believe that a reference should be made within the area below that states where the original Q/A resides. closed as exact duplicate by ...
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How to deal with a cross-posted question which belongs to SU ?

Some days ago, I posted this question. This is a cross-post from Ubuntu SE. The question has also been answered. I now know that cross-posting is discouraged. However, I think it belongs here. IMO, ...
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Quick way to find questions nominated for closing?

Is there a fast way for someone with 3k+ rep to find questions nominated for closing? If there's not, can we make one? I think this would prevent a lot of redundant effort, i.e. 5 different highish ...
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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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A lot of backup questions, duplicate or improve title?

Look at Need a hassle-free backup solution for Windows — needs to be bootable. Also, look at its related questions, some of them are closed because they are a duplicate. Should this be considered a ...
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Is this question a copy?

Looking at this question, I recognise both of the two large images in the top two answers - I'm sure I've seen both on a Stack Exchange question somewhere (I suspect not SU), but for the life of me ...
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Editing and retagging to make a duplicate fit?

There's a question currently open, but with one vote to close as duplicate. The open question is about fast user switching in Mac OS 10.6.4 (aka Snow Leopard). The original question has an answer ...
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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 ...