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### What is the {real} meaning of duplicate question?

edit: I want to know the rules of this site. I no longer care about answer and that question. Find the least value of $\sec^6 x +\csc^6 x + \sec^6 x\csc^6 x$ First I asked this question because my ...
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### How can a proof-verification question be closed as a duplicate? [duplicate]

Consider a question of this type: “My task is to prove […]. Here's my attempt: […] Is my approach correct?” I've seen several questions like this being closed as duplicates. ...
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That is, I asked before to check the correctness of my proof of that statement, and the correctness has been confirmed. Could I now flag a question asking for the proof of it as "possible duplicate" ...
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### Answering “is my approach correct” with a different proof

On this site it is common to see questions where OP asks if their approach or their solution to a problem is correct. Often, people answer these questions by providing their own entirely different ...
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### Are these two questions really duplicates?

First, I'd like to appologize if this similar questions were already made. I've tried to look for something similar and the nearest I found was this. I've even looked the two examples given in the ...
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### Why my duplicate flag is declined?

Aren't these questions similar? Factorial Proof by Induction Question: $\frac1{2!} + \frac2{3!} + \dots+ \frac{n}{(n+1)!} = 1 - \frac1{(n+1)!}$? Prove if $n \in \mathbb N$, then \$\frac{1}{2!}+\...
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### How close a match we need to close a recurring question as a duplicate?

An hour ago I closed a question as a duplicate of an, in my opinion appropriate, generic question. Two gold badge holders have since expressed disagreement with my decision, and the question has since ...
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### Questions that don't need an answer

Sometimes the original poster asks for proof verification, and when the proof is flawless, people comment with something along the lines of "it's fine". The question is answered from the point of view ...
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### Question having excellent answer marked as dupe of a newer question

A high rep user who posted an answer to this question asked in 2014 marked my question asked in 2012 as duplicate. As such there is nothing wrong with flagging older questions as dupes of newer ones ...
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### Do proof verification questions fit the website- evade duplicate tag - sometimes answer for them is just 'yes'

What to do when a question just wants a yes/no answer. In the case of this question of mine, the answer was a 'yes' or a 'no - and here's why'. In the case of questions with the proof verification ...