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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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, ...
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Can anyone explain me how is this a duplicate?

Ubuntu Touchscreen on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Does anyone have any experience with Ubuntu running on the Yoga 2 Pro in terms of the functionality of the touchscreen? I really, really, don't see how this ...
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Almost duplicate - should I ask a new question?

The question Can not enable 3D acceleration on Ubuntu 14.04 inside VirtualBox describes exactly my problem at hand, except that it is for VB running under OSX 10.9.3 host for the OP and Win7 host for ...
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Incorrect duplicate: missing clock

The question My clock has disappeared is incorrectly marked as a duplicate of Ubuntu 12.04 gnome issue, no clock is shown, strange starter icon cannot be removed. Could someone who has the necessary ...
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How to mark a question as duplicate

how to make or mark a question duplicate of other question ??? I came across many of such question can anybody tell me how to mark question a duplicate (does it require rep??)...
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There is no keyboard shortcut for Unity Dash Previews, yet the question is being marked as a duplicate of the keyboard shortcuts thread

Two existing questions [1, 2] have asked after a keyboard shortcut for accessing the Unity Dash Preview feature, which is currently only accessible with a right-click, and were marked as duplicates of ...
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How could you mark this question as duplicate

This question, is duplicate to this question, at least you say so, I didn't read any of them. Anyway the point is that this question does not have any accepted answer. The other day, I tried to flag ...
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How to find duplicates of my own or arbitrary question

How to know which questions are duplicate of my question. Is there any way to find which questions are marked as a duplicate of mine?
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What defines a duplicate, a question or its description?

There have been countless questions on this subject, but the closest one I found was about (something like) what defines a duplicate, the question or the answer? This one is slightly different. I ran ...
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Closed, Duplicate or On-Hold questions are tagged with much ease on Askubuntu.com!

Since most Linux distros, including Ubuntu and all its derivatives are considered to be open-source software platforms for anyone who's interested, I find it an abusive and counterproductive practice ...