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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 ...
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Which questions should be duplicated and which not? [duplicate]

There has been some discussion over the issue of questions being flagged as duplicate. There was a issue been brought up. Question should not be flagged duplicate if answers can't be merged. As an ...
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Don't start to vote for closing as duplicate for questions whose answers can't be merged

I've seen this more than once. A question with a very weird dependency issue, got an answer to it's specific problem, and later on (sometimes months), someone votes to close it against the super ...
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Better handling of marking duplicate questions?

While I realize that dealing with duplicate questions is probably a tedious, time-consuming overhead issue for Moderators, I'm wondering if there can't be a better way of handling them rather than the ...
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Is it a duplicate when the answer is given as background in another question?

After asking Question X (listing commands a package provides), the OP explicitly states he's not looking for ~X (the opposite of Question X), and by way of background provides what the answer for ~X ...
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Reopen 388541 that asks the why's not the how's

This question of mine was closed on the basis that I'm asking the same question... I'm not. I specifically ask the "Why apt-get install update fails" (which normally people try to update their systems)...
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What do we in cases where users answer questions that have been marked as duplicates?

I have just marked a question as a duplicate and after sometime I have found other users answering it with the same answers like in the linked duplicate question. How can I handle such cases? I ...
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Please avoid lengthening existing duplicate chains

A recent example: https://askubuntu.com/questions/433029/finding-my-ip-without-using-google is tagged as a duplicate of Command to know my external IP address? which is itself a duplicate of How can ...
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The current mess of the apt/dpkg tag

Apparently while I was not seeing, the apt/dpkg tag became a mess. There are a bunch of posts that are duplicated one of the other, a long list of concatenated duplicates of duplicates, duplicates ...
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Duplicates Policy Incentivizes Clutter Rather Than Canonical

Disadvantages of Current Duplicates Policy Stated briefly, the current policy encourages proliferation over pruning. The disadvantages of the current duplicates policy stem from the fact that it is ...
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Why is this marked a duplicate?

This question was marked a duplicate: Tried to install wireless driver and now terminal and update manager no longer work either However, the link given, Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers contains ...
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Start closing "I can't see partitions while installing" questions

I have seen a lot (really tons of them) questions regarding "I can't see [Windows] partitions while installing Ubuntu". A common property between all of them is that almost none of them has close ...
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Why is this question (install Sony Xperia kernel dev) marked as a duplicate?

I asked this question with a link to that answer which I used to install the Android SDK. My question, however, asks about the kernel sources for Sony Xperia ZR, as it can be downloaded from the Sony ...
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What to do with the many duplicate/similar "No WiFi after upgrade" questions?

I've seen several of these lately, and one of the latest one had the side-bar filled with them, none of them with marked answers, as you can see here: Here are the links: https://askubuntu.com/...
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What to do with boatload of screen-resolution related questions?

I was browsing Ask Ubuntu for a bit and I found that there are a lot of screen-resolution related questions who are badly asked/answered or not answered at all. A lot of the questions are very ...
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Question incorrectly duped

It's my opinion that this question: How can I make apt-get wait for another instance to finish? should not have been duped to How to make a package manager wait if another instance of APT is running?. ...
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cannot find duplicate article

I am trying to mark this article: Evince 3.10 on Ubuntu 12.04 as a duplicate of this article: How can I install the latest version of Evince? but I cannot find it in the list of duplicates. does ...
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why different question marked as duplicate (on emulation and installing exe)?

I don't understand why this question How to run neogeo games is marked of duplicate of this question How can I install Windows software or games? ? The first one ask about emulation in Ubuntu, where ...
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How do I quickly find the duplicate questions I'm searching for when flagging/closing?

I don't like the search box when I'm flagging for a duplicate, because I don't know the exact names of the big questions. Even if I use very relevant keywords, the question that I want to pick is ...
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Lets do something with "Set up dual monitor" post!

After read this post I though "I'll find the dupe and done" but after search for a dupe about "How to set up dual monitor?" I didn't find any question with acceptable answers. There are a lot of ...
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Merging questions about deduplication of files and folders?

Can the following questions be merged? These questions all look a lot similar and they all have valuable answers (most of which are similar, which is 'use fdupes'). Are we going to maintain a ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu Dual-boot: Many duplicates

It seems to me that Ask Ubuntu is flooded with questions about Windows 8 and Ubuntu dual-booting systems. Should we be concerned about SE quality and over-asked questions? Here are two examples, (...
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Duplicate questions by same user

Ashwin joined and immediately asked the same question twice within 4 hours: https://askubuntu.com/questions/297351/ubuntu-13-04-is-not-booting https://askubuntu.com/questions/297406/ubuntu-13-04-not-...
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Over use of "My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?"

Is anyone else seeing an over use of My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?? Half of the close reviews I see are close, duplicate of that question. That normally ...
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I've found a duplicate user; what should I do?

I just stumbled upon this question: I can't install Ubuntu 13.04 on a new computer And in the sidebar for this question I found this Related question: I can't install Ubuntu 13.04 on a new ...
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Add a link to duplicate when a question is marked as a duplicate [duplicate]

This same question has been asked, left unanswered, and marked as too localized. See (question is duplicate of what, precisely? [closed]) I don't see how the original question or this one is too ...
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Has there been a change in policy relating to Duplicate Closures?

I just happened to read the instructions for Duplicate Closure today. It says: This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, ...
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My question is marked as duplicate, what does this mean?

A user marked one of my questions as duplicate, I don't really understand if I have to do something about that or what ???
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What to do with questions from here that have already been answered in another SE site?

Frequently, I see unanswered questions from this site that has been previously asked in another SE site (mostly SO) and this one has an answer that have worked for the OP. Should I copy and paste the ...
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Should we downvote duplicate questions?

I have been around for a few months now. What I notice is that the same questions keep on being asked over and over again. For instance about what ubuntu version to use, problems to install, questions ...
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Badge cheating?

I came across a user with low rep but a gold famous question badge and was curious. It seems his question (the only one he has) was marked as a duplicate of the actual famous question. This seems to ...
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Can I get banned for deleting my question?

I want to delete a question I asked but I don't know exact consequence. I'm going to try to delete a question I asked that was a duplicate (but it's not closed, it's just marked as duplicate). I don't ...
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Wrong duplicate chosen for closed question, okay to just edit in the correct one?

Hard to come up with a shorter or clearer title, sorry. 'Cannot Upgrade my Ubuntu' was closed as a dupe, and it is. The issue is that the wrong duplicate was chosen by mistake (with possibly none of ...
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Why can't I VTC this as duplicate? It has an upvoted+accepted answer

Look at this question. I bumped into it using the Review Queue for Close Votes. I agree with the proposed duplicate, but I am unable to vote-to-close it: The error This question does not have an ...
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