Questions tagged [exact-duplicates]

This tag is referring to the process of identifying and closing questions that are exact duplicates of another question.

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Handling near duplicates

What is the best way to handle near duplicates? Here are two examples of what I mean. This question asks about zero divisors in commutative rings. However, this older question asks a slightly more ...
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Exact duplicate doesn't require answer but claims one exists

This question was (rightly) closed as an exact duplicate: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1717381. (If I'm not mistaken, only moderators can do that.) The message at the top differs from the ...
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What's the point to close a question as a duplicate after an answer was posted?

For instance, I've voted to close this question as an exact duplicate, but now there are two answers added and one is already accepted. What's the point to close it now?
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What happens when I flag as duplicate?

What happens when I flag as duplicate? Usually they are closed by others, but sometimes I saw that the flag was helpful but nothing happened to the question. Are duplicate flags shown to some special ...
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What is this notification doing there?

Why is this huge ugly banner appear in possible duplicates? It looks horrible.
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Moderators: please straighten out loop in “duplicate of” graph

Recently a user asked Is "applying similar operations from left to right" a convention or a rule that forces us to mark one answer wrong? , which is a duplicate of 6/2*(1+2) is 1 or 9?; they ...
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How to deal with duplicate bounty questions?

This question is a duplicate of a previous one (although the motivations are apparently different). At the time of writing, the answers in the newer thread are, in my humble opinion, much nicer than ...
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Titles quoted in “possible duplicate of” comments are improperly escaped [duplicate]

To demonstrate the problem, I voted to close this question as a duplicate of https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/12237/show-that-an-element-has-order-p-in-s-n-iff-its-cycle-decomposition-is-...
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Can we cancel flags?

Is it possible to cancel a flag. In case it isn't possible, is it possible to change the link to the original post for the duplicate flag?.
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How can this question be improved?

I would like to know how this question can be improved so that it can be reopened and receive further answers: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/950520/math-problem-is-xyz-is-divisibleby-xyz I ...
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Are question pairs of this type duplicates?

I have seen several people do this, and I've always felt awkward about it, but most recently the issue came up with this pair of questions. More generally, suppose we have two questions which are ...
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What if we have duplicates “outside MSE”?

What should we do if we have duplicate question on another site answered by those people and someone another asks it here(Suppose no one here has got any answer). Should I post the same answer giving ...
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Should I delete the question that is similar to the others asked before?

For example, I asked this Is $\{(x,y)|y=\sin(\frac{1}{x})\}\cup(0,1)$ connected on $R^2$?, in the answer someone points out that a similar question was asked and discussed before. The title looks ...
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What's going on with my flag?

While waiting for Alex Gruber to recharge his batteries, the moderation is working slowly. For instance, on September 3 I've voted to close this question as a duplicate. I was certain from the very ...