Questions tagged [exact-duplicates]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
5
votes
1answer
269 views

Automatically redirecting to the duplicate question

From the main meta site, I clicked on the question "How to export my favorite questions on stack-exchange as pdf? [duplicate]" and it immediately opened "Save the answer in PDF?". This is the first ...
37
votes
3answers
990 views

Large number of posts in the spirit of “How do I become good at Mathematics?”

There have been a steady number of questions being asked in the spirit of: Hi, I'm yada yada. Here's a short version of my life story and why I can't math. I currently only understand such and ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
247 views

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" ...
8
votes
2answers
516 views

“Isn't this set countable” big list, and other abstract duplicate big lists

I'm sick and tired of seeing those almost the same, but usually not quite duplicate questions asking something like How is this set uncountable? We can put it in bijection with the natural numbers ...
6
votes
1answer
165 views

Merged questions prevent deletion

Trying to cast a delete vote on https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/204765/show-the-negative-derivative-of-a-function I receive the message[1] When I view linked questions, I find there is ...
4
votes
1answer
165 views

How should duplicate questions with more information be handled?

Suppose there is a question: How do you prove invariance of domain? which is answered in a complete, elementary manner. Now, suppose another question comes along ...
1
vote
1answer
143 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
93 views

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 ...
9
votes
0answers
83 views

Duplicate shows as “on hold” in favourite list

Today, I favourited this question on my phone in order to hunt for a duplicate later. After the question was closed as a duplicate, I saw the following in my favourites list: As you can see, it is ...
33
votes
0answers
344 views

Improving the search system

When recognizing some questions as duplicates, sometimes it is difficult to find the original question one remembers. For instance, I recently saw a question asking to prove that $$\forall x\in(-1,1),\...
20
votes
1answer
303 views

How can I make sure the problem I want to ask has not been presented before?

e.g. I have a question on proving an inequality statement. If I google it Google will not recognize it and if I use Math StackExchange'search engine, it will not respond. Thank you for your help.
6
votes
3answers
298 views

Making duplicates for only hints

Should we close questions asking for hints as duplicates? This above discussion is old, and is what I want to rediscuss in light of my question here: $\Bbb F_p$ where $p$ is an odd prime has exactly ...
25
votes
1answer
495 views

Whither the duplicate?

Ironically, I'll bet this question is a duplicate of other questions regarding duplicates, but I see little harm in sparking some new conversation here, even if we tread over old ground that many ...
5
votes
0answers
126 views

LaTeX a jumbled mess when flagging as a duplicated

Is it normal for the LaTeX to be a jumbled mess when flagging as a duplicate? In case it isn't all systems, I am on a Linux system with Firefox 34.0.
3
votes
1answer
113 views

Why isn't there any path from $A$ to $B$ when question $B$ is closed as a duplicate of question $A$?

Let $A,B$ two questions and suppose $B$ is a duplicate of $A$. Then (usually) $B$ is closed and a link to question $A$ appears in $B$. However, it may happens that $B$ already got a useful answer ...
16
votes
2answers
274 views

Duplicate Question Where Neither have *Complete* Answers

I just voted to close this question as a duplicate of this other one. However, I am unsure if this was exactly the right action to take, given that, though the latter question has an upvoted answer, ...
13
votes
1answer
183 views

Almost-duplicates of closed PSQs

In this (now deleted) question a user asked about a homework problem (I assume), asking whether a particular approach to it would be valid. Almost immediately, someone voted to close as a duplicate ...
4
votes
1answer
201 views

Closing question as duplicate of another question that has been put on hold

I think this has already been discussed somewhere, but I can't find where. As an example, this question was closed as a duplicate of this question. But the duplicate question was already been put on ...
6
votes
2answers
327 views

How to close a question as “This question already has an answer here”?

A question like this is completely solved in an answer to another question, but the questions themselves are not duplicates one to another. I've seen recently that some questions were closed but not ...
3
votes
1answer
96 views

Of which question is this question duplicate?

This question "Direct proof that $\sqrt{2}$ is irrational?" is marked as duplicate. In other duplicate questions, there is a link to the original question but not in this question. So where is ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

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 ...
27
votes
1answer
2k views

Same person has asked the same question 6 (!) times - what can be done?

I have flagged 4 exact duplicates yesterday https://math.stackexchange.com/users/flag-summary/86800 leaving only one version Integers and integer functions And today a yet another exact duplicate ...
8
votes
0answers
48 views

Escape brackets in titles of questions when voting to close as a duplicate [duplicate]

When you vote to close a question as a duplicate, the software automatically puts a comment looking like Possible duplicate of [Duplicate title](Duplicate link).. ...
2
votes
1answer
147 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
143 views

Triplicated question:

These questions are duplicate of each other: 940069 926118 913917 What should be done?
9
votes
0answers
493 views

I think I made a bit of a mess, how to solve it

In a short time I asked three questions about more or less about the same subject: which surfaces have (for a large area) a constant negative curvature? "Hyperboloid like surface" as ...
2
votes
1answer
170 views

A strange event about duplicate questions

Recently, a question was asking to prove two things, say theorem A and theorem B. Someone proposed to close the question, since there there were another question asking to prove theorem A with an ...
1
vote
1answer
116 views

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? ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

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 ...
14
votes
1answer
415 views

Original post marked as duplicate

I was just asked to review a question that was posted in 2010, and that has now been closed as a duplicate of a more recent post (this was closed in favour of this). Is it normal and/or accepted for ...
0
votes
0answers
101 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
282 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
228 views

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 ...
17
votes
1answer
316 views

Duplicate of a deleted question

I just came across this question, and it made me wonder what the policy is for deleting questions which have duplicates pointing to them. I don't have any particular stake in this specific question, ...
1
vote
0answers
69 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
116 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

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, ...
3
votes
1answer
107 views

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?.
8
votes
1answer
486 views

What should I do when I find circularity among duplicates?

Occasionally, when trying to vote to close some question, you get the error message: ...
9
votes
2answers
434 views

Duplicate question that deserves an answer anyway

I recently voted to close a question about the limit of $\sin x/x$ because it's a duplicate of a very popular question. However, user Hayden told me in a comment that "I think the main issue here is ...
4
votes
0answers
93 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
265 views

Closing as a duplicate if the post contains OP's own proof/solution

It is generally agreed that good question should also indicate what the OP have tried. Many people do this and we receive many questions also contain the OP's attempted proof/solution for the question ...
3
votes
1answer
115 views

Duplicates with no answers

I was trying to flag this question as a duplicate of this question, (same question, same asker). But the system would not take the original question because it says it has no upvoted answer. What is ...