12 votes

Can I forsake my superpowers?

First and foremost: You are not alone feeling/thinking that on some occasions you would prefer only to cast an ordinary vote! I don't think you can forsake the superpowers, but you can use them ...
Jyrki Lahtonen's user avatar
11 votes
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How close a match we need to close a recurring question as a duplicate?

The OP asked in original version (now substantially rewritten a further from a rant): "Am I the only one concerned about duplicates?" My answer to this would be certainly not, as witnessed by many ...
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7 votes

Question having excellent answer marked as dupe of a newer question

Not only did the older thread have an excellent answer already Maybe, but see below. but the user who marked the old thread as dupe of the new thread apparently knew of the older thread and yet ...
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How close a match we need to close a recurring question as a duplicate?

I had posted a Comment on Remainder when dividing $13^{3530}$ with $12348$ suggesting one (potential) duplicate/closely related Question. I'll share my thought about where the line might be drawn in ...
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5 votes

How close a match we need to close a recurring question as a duplicate?

The following is just my personal opinion The question is: What makes a duplicate? I don't think it is easy to provide a clear cut answer. There will be some disagreements and grey area questions ...
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How close a match we need to close a recurring question as a duplicate?

A summary of what I have learned/observed from the responses and the discussion in this thread (thanks all) up to June 22nd: Many users have argued against the use of so called abstract duplicates as ...
Jyrki Lahtonen's user avatar
3 votes
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Can one avoid gold badge superpowers by temporarily removing tags?

404's answer is apparently not true anymore -- this question had the logic tag (for which I have the hammer) originally. I edited it to remove it, and then voted to close as a duplicate; the vote was ...
hmakholm left over Monica's user avatar
2 votes

How close a match we need to close a recurring question as a duplicate?

My opinion: $A$ should be closed a duplicate of $B$ iff answers to $B$ are complete and appropriate answers to the question asked in $A$ (ignoring everything else). So in particular: Most forms ...
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