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Questions tagged [exact-duplicates]

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What to do when a new question is a superset of an older answered question?

This old question asks why Pesach and Sukkot last seven days. This recent question asks why Pesach and Sukkot last seven days and (in contrast) Shavuot lasts only one. What is site policy in this ...
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Closure explanation for duplicates

The closure explanation that appears on duplicates is: This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new ...
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Duplicates sticking around [duplicate]

Is there a reason why questions already marked as duplicates stick around forever? Why aren't they automatically deleted after a month of inactivity or some other, similar, time-frame? Edit: I just ...
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Curbing (potentially) Intentionally Asked Duplicates

במחילת כבוד DanF, I have no hard feelings against you at all, just made me think of this. DanF's question made me think of the following issue: Users cannot flag/close questions as dupes unless ...
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How can we reduce or avoid “chained” duplicates?

See this question. You will notice a comment that it was voted to close as a duplicate of a question, where that question is also a duplicate of some other question - what I termed a "chained" ...
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duplicate. or not. a case study

First I want to clarify that I don't want to complain. I am very happy because I found an answer after some research. here But I see that the question has been called "duplicate" to this but the ...
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False positive in duplicate diagnosis?

I hope that the meta mi yodea is the right place for this. I noticed that a question, this, is considered as duplicate. That is not my question (bu I am Nogea Badavar because I tried to answer this ...
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How are these questions (about the relation of the self to the body and soul) not duplicates?

I flagged Am I a body with a soul or a soul with a body? as a duplicate of Is the "I" consciousness from the body or from the soul. I don't see any substantive difference between the two. It ...
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What happens to a question that's closed as a dupe to an unanswered question?

I recently asked a question that was closed as a dupe of another one. The other one has no answer. I understand that you don't want the dupes and that people should answer the 1st question that was ...
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Down votes for duplicates

If there's a question that's been asked a lot and could've been easily found through a search of the site, but the actual question is a very good question; while it should be flagged, is it alright to ...
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Closing as duplicate of broader post

This seems incredibly obvious to me, but I've been challenged on this before on the site, so I just want to make a post and form a community policy through consensus. I think that if question B is ...
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Is it useful to close a question as duplicate when the other has no answer?

The other day, I submitted this question about Tzedaka collectors. It was marked as a duplicate of this other question. The linked question, however, had no answer. I understand the basic idea that ...
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Someone answered a duplicate question

I was surprised when I saw a question rise to the top of Mi Yodeya's stack, that said "answered," while the question title said duplicate. Is this a bug? Here's a link to the question; here's a link ...
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Posting a similar question

I am trying to post a new question that differs only in five words (the only significant ones) from a pre-existing one. I get a warning, but if I press "submit" again, the system gets stuck loading.
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Duplicate questions where the higher quality question was added after the lower quality question?

Following from this topic, I'd like to posit a few hypotheticals about duplicate questions, and ask what we should do in each case: Hypothetical #1: The situation described in the title. A question ...
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Deleted merge target

Referencing Iron before the Iron Age (#18447) was merged to this post (#18453), which was subsequently deleted, resulting in the following unfortunate consequences: 18447 is closed and locked, so it ...
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Duplicate answers where the higher quality answer was added after the lower quality answer

Following on this question, what should the policy be if an existing question with an existing answer gets a new answer that is higher quality (e.g. provides a source, maybe adds additional ...
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Deleting duplicate answers when the lower quality duplicate was added to an existing question with a pre-existing higher quality duplicative answer

So I had an answer to this question (actually I answered it on this question before Menachem(?) found the duplicate at which point I also voted to close as duplicate) deleted because it is a duplicate ...
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Why aren't duplicate questions deleted?

Just out of curiosity - it seems that keeping around questions which are closed as duplicate makes sorting through older questions more cumbersome. Any reason they are kept around?
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Overlapping questions on the topic of screen tech and G-d's name

There are a few overlapping questions on the topic of screen technology and G-d's name, vis a vis "virtually" erasing the Holy name of G-d. Deleting files containing G-d's Name / taking the host ...
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Why does it matter if there is a duplicate?

Why does it matter if the same question is asked twice? Sometimes the second question gets better answer.
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Answered Elsewhere

Should a parent bless a child resting one hand or both? The question was answered by-the-way in an answer on a different question. Is this considered duplicate? If not - should the answer be copied/...
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Right-Left text goof in new duplicate banner

We just had this question closed as a dupe and merged. Its dupe's title contains Hebrew lettering which seems to have thrown off the banner, as shown:
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The hand overlaps the text in the “may be a duplicate” notice

The hand overlaps the text in the "may be a duplicate" notice.
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Considering a newer question about judges' appointments

If I ask a new question about the early Shofetim (ie., pre-BH"M), will that be a dupe of this question? What about "in biblical times" (to include the early Shofetim and also the era of Bayith Rishon, ...
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What's the best way to disentangle these questions about rising early, washing, and birkat hashachar?

When I wake up before Alot Hshachar and won't go back to sleep, what can/can't I do? asks what is permitted when rising very very early -- washing, birkat hashachar, learning torah, eating, ...
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Cross posting, or using the same answer twice

What's the policy for copying and pasting an answer that I wrote in one question to another, if it answers the second question, and that question has not been closed as a duplicate? For example, see ...
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What to do when finding duplicates?

There are times when several questions seem like they really ask the same question. Yet, sometimes the questions are old and both have their own answers. Is there a technique to merge questions, and ...