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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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On closing questions as duplicates of “multi-questions”

Call a "multi-question" a question where a user asks two or more questions which are independent of one another, in the sense that they can be answered without reference to one another. For example, ...
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Should a canonical for common errors be created?

Should MSE create canonical posts for common "non-trivial" errors (as in not arithmetic or typographical-esque errors)? One example is freshman's dream, which is an erroneously calculation of $(a + b)^...
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Duplicate question notice checks closed duplicate for answers instead of target

In March 2016, Exact duplicate doesn't require answer but claims one exists was implemented, which purported to show a different notice if the duplicate target has had no answers. However, for ...
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On duplicate questions

Sometimes I've noticed (specially on older questions), that the duplicate tag often sends a link to a question that indeed is a duplicate, but has no answers or has only suggestions, meanwhile the ...
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Why does a question marked as duplicate get more views than the original?

As an example case, there's this question, slated to be deleted, which is marked as a duplicate of this question. Even though the latter one is more general and has been around longer, it has ...
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Answers to obvious duplicates

What to do with answers to questions which are obvious and exact duplicates of existing questions? I'm talking about this review I recently did. The answer was to one of those limit/inequality/...
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Closed as “Possible Duplicate” [duplicate]

This question was closed as a "Possible Duplicate," which confuses me because I've never seen that before once the question has been closed.
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Metrics for questions

Lately I had a case that one of my questions was marked "as an exact duplicate". Projection, rotation and skew-symetry in N-dimensional space Commutativity of projection and rotation But what the ...
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Should questions be marked as “duplicate” if answered before, but a possibly better/simpler approach now used?

How to prevent possibly better/simpler approaches to a previously answered question from getting buried as a duplicate question ? Number of ways to arrange identical coins in a ring
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Several questions, same problem, same user

I have searched Meta for several questions same problem same user. There were (1) quite (2) a few (3) related (4) titles, but these cover slightly different scenarios and do not seem to help here, ...
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Reopen-reclose request

Long ago, I asked this question. It was never a duplicate of this one, since the question was pretty different, and when the question changed it still had a different viewpoint, yet it was closed as ...
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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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Why do you get reputation for asking a duplicate question?

I was wondering why one does get reputation for upvotes on a question that has been marked as duplicate. In my understanding it would be fair not to reward somebody who wasn't able to search for his ...
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How to tackle “duplicate” problem?

I wanted a post a problem which was very different from my own post Multiple Choice question about a continuous function. But whenever I wanted to post it, it says that this question is an exact ...
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More duplicates

I'm wondering if anything should be done about the following 3 questions which seem to me like duplicates (like merge them): is there a converse for the following Theorem? Equivalent systems of ...
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Does it make sense to flag a question as duplicate if it already has an answer?

I guess the purpose of flagging a post as duplicate is to prevent people from taking the effort to answer a question that has been answered before. So does it make sense to flag a question if someone ...
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An older question was closed as a duplicate of a newer one

I have asked Extremals of functional $J = \int_{a}^{b} F(x, y, y^{'})$ question on December 21st 2013.. Now comes another question An MCQ for finding the extremal of the functional $J = \int_{a}^{...
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Closing as duplicate without up voted answer

This question was closed as a duplicate of this one and the latter doesn't have any up voted answers. When I try to close a question as a duplicate of a question which doesn't have up voted answers, ...
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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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If the selected answer is a hint, should the person asking edit the OP with the full answer?

Sometimes, a hint is all it takes to answer a question. So if the person asking selects that question and no full answer was provided, should the "asker" edit the original post with a full solution? ...
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Migrated question appears same as an newer question; which one is the duplicate?

If point is zero-dimensional, how can it form a finite one dimensional line? (originally posted Dec. 27, 2014) was recently migrated here from physics.SE, although it already had answers. But on March ...
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Question marked as duplicate, but I think I'm asking a different question

I recently asked this question about building an intuition for summations of divergent series. The question was based on the fact I had recently learned that $1 + 2 + 3 + ... = \frac{-1}{12}$. My ...
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Reopening a 48/2(9+3) question (ambiguous order of operations)?

There was an internet meme started last year about ambiguously written arithmetical expressions leading to arguments for different possible values. Of course this is not a good place to host ...
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Cannot delete a question after deleting its duplicate

Thanks to a recent comment in CRUDE, a duplicate question from a new user was found and deleted. However, I can't cast a deletion vote on its duplicate target, which has been closed and inactive for ...
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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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Closing duplicate questions

Recently, I posted a question (this one) and received some helpful answers. However, the answers did not help me solve my issue. So, I posted another question (this one) explaining my thinking and ...
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Title of linked question messed up when it includes MathJax

I've just flagged a question as duplicate ( it was already deleted) and the link to the original one appears broken - not the link itself but the title: If this helps, the source of the title of the ...
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Duplicate question on relation between gradient and Jacobian

I am a newbie to multivariable calculus so I am not sure whether I should be bringing this up on Math Meta or not but are these two questions duplicates and if so why they have not been marked ? ...
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how to close a duplicate of a stackoverflow question? [duplicate]

The question Finding third side of a minimal triangle appears to be essentially a duplicate of https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22441855/triangle-circle-enclosing-a-set-of-points . The ...
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Closure as duplicate navigating in a circle

I was reviewing the close votes today when I came across this question , for identification purpose, lets call this $\mathbf{A}$. Someone had given it a close vote, marking it a duplicate of this ...
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Would like to dispute Duplicate Label-Chain Rule of Limits [duplicate]

I asked a question looking for a epsilon-delta proof for the Chain Rule of Limits, however the question was marked as a duplicate for a similar question but it does not provide the proof I was looking ...
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How is a better comparison series is a duplicate of the question asking for the value of series?

Looking for a better comparison series for reciprocal of Fibonacci numbers is marked as duplicate of the question for the value of Fibonacci numbers. I don't see how it is a duplicate where it is ...
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Canonical answer for “x/0”?

Does a canonical answer exist for the question of $\frac{x}{0}$ that covers all the popular misunderstandings and problems? Can this question be considered the canonical reference?
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Disputing Duplicate Tag

I am terribly disappointed that my question here has been marked as a duplicate. Someone asked for a solution for a popular question that did not use complex arithmetics. Only one solution came ...
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You want me to put the hammer down?

I have a small request to make about gold badge hammers for duplicates: If a question is migrated from another site, allow the first retag to be included in the tags whose gold members are eligible ...
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Why were these questions closed as duplicates?

The question Need Examples to Understand Choice Function and Choice Structure is in no way a duplicate for the following question: (P(X),CR) may be a choice structure even if R is not a rational ...
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Not marking question as duplicate?

An example This question was asked earlier today. The accepted answer by the user "mathlove" was posted within minutes of asking. Now consider this question. The user "mathlove" also has a very ...
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Is it reasonable to mark a question about the validity of a certain approach as a duplicate of a question that does not use that approach?

I have marked the following as being a duplicate: Is the $ L^1$ norm continuous in the following sense?. However, the OP asked about their approach, and seemed to be aware of the standard approach to ...
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If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

The questions marked as duplicate show the following comment: "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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Are duplicates to be put on hold, or deleted?

I was thinking about a simple-looking but (I think) tricky calculus/analysis question. When coming back to it, someone had pointed out that the question had a duplicate (with bounty), which I ...
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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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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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Please could someone explain to me why my question is a duplicate?

Please could someone explain to me why my question is a duplicate? Thank you in advance for your help.
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Drawing attention to a question in another StackExchange site

I asked a question in CrossValidated Stack Exchange site because it deals with probability distributions. But it is a theoretical question (although I think it does not involve high-level maths). I am ...
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Is it against the rules to ask about a different proof for a proposition which has already been asked?

My question was marked as a duplicate by Did. I was trying to use a different proof involving continuity of measure and monotone convergence theorem for a question I asked before. I specified in the ...
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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 ...