Questions tagged [duplicates]

Any two or more questions which cover the same topics and/details and can be answered by one of the existing questions.

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"Dupes" accross StackExchange sites - How to treat them?

A few seconds ago a first time user of AU asked a question (on AU), which was promptly and correctly answered by @terdon. That question had an exact dupe, equally well answered by @Guss, earlier on ...
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We have a dupe of a dupe [closed]

Title says it all. This question is marked as a dupe of this question, which is marked as a dupe of this question :P
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Obvious duplicate not being closed

This question: How do I retrieve only the needed line from terminal output? I am kind of shocked by it. Basically they are asking: How to print Nth line? Surely this has been asked before? But, ...
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Opinions on downvoting duplicate questions

I have interacted with a few new user recently who are very disgruntled due to getting a lot of down-votes on there questions for been duplicates. I don't down-vote these myself but I can vote to ...
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Is there a main question about appstream-cli hanging bug that we should dupe link to?

There are a lot of different questions around the bug with appstream-cli interfering with apt-get update commands, with much varying titles. Some examples: https://askubuntu.com/q/775108/320386 ...
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Please read -and think- before you mark as a dupe

I believe in the voting system, but not as a result of this: A while ago, this question was asked. In short, in a multi- monitor setup, OP wants to have new windows appear on the screen he is ...
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How to handle bad title of original question?

I wanted to install Netbeans 8.1 and I searched the internet and everybody was talking about 8.0. So I though to ask: How to install netbeans v8.1 in Ubuntu 14.04? I was lucky and the user who had ...
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Does "on-hold" mean you can't flag as duplicate?

For some reason, this question doesn't have a flag "as duplicate" option: How to run graphical app in background mode? It has been put "on-hold" because the user was having a small problem with ...
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Duplicate Questions Still Show Up?

I've read the answer listed here, but I still have a few questions. When a question is marked duplicate, it is marked with [Duplicate], but what does that do? (For reference check this question.) The ...
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Skype in Wine duplicate questions

I recently found a way to run Skype in Wine. I searched askubuntu, and found a bunch of duplicate questions. I answered the question with the most upvotes and flagged the others as duplicate, but they ...
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Should a question be closed as duplicate of another when it is asking for the same goal but via a different route?

I recently closed a question as a duplicate of another, however I am starting to think that I may have made a mistake here along with the other close voters... So just to make it easier, let's refer ...
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How Do I Get My Question Unmarked As Duplicate?

I tend to use Stack Overflow rather than Ask Ubuntu so although my post count is low here I do have a good appreciation of the Stack Exchange sites and asking "good" questions. My question How Do I ...
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How strict should one be with questions on easily researchable questions?

Should a question like https://askubuntu.com/questions/710588/running-open-hardware-monitor-on-ubuntu-linux be flagged(no research effort) or answered? The top result on Google is the mono project(see ...
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Should one close questions as duplicates of closed questions?

I have seen many questions in the past which are off-topic, and the community recognizes them as such, and it closes them as duplicates of the question when it was first asked and closed as off-topic. ...
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Duplicate questions

If I want to ask a question that has already been asked,but I can't understand its solution.Should I comment there for more explanation or ask mine by adding duplicate by myself.
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How to deal with users that won't mark duplicate but instead copy-paste their answers agan and again

I have found some users are just copy-pasting same answers again and again instead of marking them duplicates. Is this allowed on Ask Ubuntu? If not, how to deal with such users?
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Duplicate circle?

I was just casting a duplicate close vote on this question when I got this notice: What does it mean and how should I proceed?
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How can a new user escalate an old unanswered question?

This question comes via an anonymous submission to Ask Slashdot: The problem with "Ask Ubuntu" Say a new user has a problem, searches Ask Ubuntu and the UNIX site for a solution, and comes across an ...
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My question was marked a dupe, even though it was asked first? [duplicate]

I asked this question in April 2014. I received no response, until August 2015 when my question was suddenly marked a dupe of this one, asked in May 2015. It is better phrased, and actually has ...
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Are questions on removing Ubuntu and getting Windows back on on-topic or not? [duplicate]

I have noticed many questions from new users asking about how to remove Ubuntu and get Window back on, half of these are getting closed as a duplicate of this, and the rest as off-topic, but this ...
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Why can't a question be marked a duplicate of a question on another stackexchang site?

I came across the following question: Merging 2 files based on single column. Even though two answers have been posted already I answered a very similar question already on another stackexchange site:...
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Are there certain circumstances where one should close an old question as the duplicate of a new one?

Are there certain circumstances where one should close an old question as the duplicate of a new one (for instance if the new one is better and actually has answers)? And if not, then why does the ...
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Why do I see wrong suggestion for possible answer above my question?

Up above my question I see the heading that "this question may already have an answer." the link provided in this heading does not give answer to my question. More interestingly, I mention that link ...
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Should questions be closed as duplicate only because of the helpfulness of answers?

I don't know if I made it very clear in my title, but here is my question, if I have a question, that can be perfectly answered by the answer to another question, should my question be marked as a ...
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Are you tested with Duplicates in the review queues?

In the review queues I have never once been tested with a question that has been flagged as duplicate. Does SE not test you on those? And if so, why not? Or have I just not had any?
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Proposal: change duplicate message

Duplicates now have the following message above them: "This question already has an answer here", where previously the message was "Possible duplicate" (see this meta question). The current message ...
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Don't be too eager to answer a question you know the answer of

Readme This question is not a personal complaint towards anyone. That's the reason I'd rather not give examples and I don't think I need to. The question is a call to be a bit more aware of what we ...
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Different types of Duplicate question?

I have recently noticed two types of questions marked as duplicate, the both have [Duplicate] in the title, and they both have something like this at the bottom: However the first one has this at the ...
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I suspect that some person acts as "Community" user

It is supposed that "Community" is an automated service. But a couple of times it made some human decisions. Like this question. I voted to close as duplicate. But as soon as the issue was fixed, "...
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Duplicate Question, versus Updated Answers, regarding Certification

This is a discussion post. Please read on for the specifics. Old Question: Is there such a thing as a Ubuntu Certified Engineer? New Question: Are there any Ubuntu Courses or training programs? ...
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Should closed/locked questions with no answers be hidden?

Alot of times I'll see questions, often linked to by other duplicate questions (that are usually not actually duplicates, but that's a different issue) that are closed or locked after being marked as ...
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Do we need to "advertise" that some questions exist?

I just found this SEDE query: Posts that are the target of most duplicate closures 1041 - My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? 571 - Installing Ubuntu Alongside ...
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Dupe but no dupe

Marking/closing questions as a duplicate is a delicate subject, and there is a thin line between whether a post is a duplicate or not. This one however hurts my eyes. While OP clearly mentions he ...
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Merging difficulty

MY question is how difficult is it to merge questions? Over my time here I've requested merging on a number of questions. I recently ran across this question which I flagged as duplicate after ...
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Top answers are still sub-optimal on questions about MTP devices

I already noticed that Luis alone marked the following question as a duplicate some time ago: My MTP capable device is not detected? What can I do about that? Here is my observation on the topic: ...
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Does time get considered in deciding Duplicate Questions?

A while back HWE for 14.04 was released and people had a bit of trouble upgrading to the new update. Which is fine and all. However, I came on site today to see this question flagged as dup to this ...
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Is this question correctly marked as a duplicate?

Removing the splash screen on shutdown an startup. I want to be able to see the processes As I understand it's about disabling splash screen while second one is about booting in text mode, which are ...
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Question "Does HUION K58 work with Ubuntu?" incorrectly marked as duplicate

The question Does HUION K58 work with Ubuntu? was marked as a duplicate of What hardware does Ubuntu Touch support? which is incorrect. The original question is not asking about Ubuntu Touch, and the ...
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How does duplicate work?

I asked a question a while back on askubuntu: Removed several programs using "sudo apt-get purge wine\*" Which was recently marked as a duplicate of this question: Deleted most of the ...
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Let's stop using "How do I resolve unmet dependencies?" for dpkg questions (and probably for most apt questions)

The most used close target for apt/dpkg questions is this. However, that does not help if the problem is not with apt but with the underlying dpkg. I very often find things like these when I check ...
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Search function and duplicate questions by new users

It's simple to notice that so many question asked by new users shall be answer by a simple search query. I'm asking if shall be possible put a simple banner saying: "wait, before ask, why don't ...
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Possible wrongly closed question: "No space left on device" when installing packages, yet I have space left

I would like to point out that this question "No space left on device" when installing packages, yet I have space left should not be a duplicate of this other How do I resolve unmet ...
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Why are we marking these UEFI questions as duplicates of the wrong question?

I see many, many questions written by users having trouble installing Ubuntu in a dual-boot configuration on their UEFI-enabled PC, that are being marked as duplicates of Installing Ubuntu Alongside a ...
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Can questions be considered duplicates if no answer is applicable to both?

I asked a question about verifying integrity of sources. It got closed as duplicate as duplicate of a similar but different question. The other question was not about how to verify the integrity, but ...
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Are these duplicates?

I am really not happy with the way questions are marked as duplicate lately. A few recent examples: This question could probably be closed for several reasons, but not for being a duplicate of the ...
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Wubi, Windows 8 and 'wubildr.mbr' questions

I just saw this question and gave it my best shot: How to remove Windows bootoption that results in 'wubildr.mbr'/0xc000007b error message? Summary User has a system with pre-installed ...
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How to deal with higher quality duplicate questions?

Occasionally on a stack exchange, one will have a very precise question cited as a duplicate to a very broad question, or one will have a very clear and straight to the point question cited as a ...
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What happens when I upvote a duplicate of comment?

In many situations I have found questions that are duplicate of other questions. The first thing is to flag them as duplicates. In some situations, I find a 'duplicate of' comment already from ...
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How to know if my question is a dupe if the OP used a different title?

This question is dupe to this question. (I was the first user to flag my question as dupe.) Mods decided to mark it a dupe to another question, that's none of my business. Basically reading this ...
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Duplicate question note

As regular way I used to, I got interested in a question then I looked for duplicates. 2 other similar questions without answers. I've an answer so to post it, I had checked reputations, last login, ...