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The process of identifying and closing questions that are duplicates of another question

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Why was a question marked a duplicate of something asking for completely different information?

I asked "What kind of margin of error can I expect in figuring distance?" My issue and concern is that I've seen a lot of discussions about which method is best for measuring distance, but I found it ...
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Re-opening question about Installing PostGIS into schema other than public?

I believe that Add PostGIS spatial functions to a custom schema other than "public" in PostgreSQL shouldn't have been closed because it's not a duplicate of Using schema other than public in ...
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Confused about the rules

I've had one moderator tell me that my thread was a duplicate and I should use a linked thread. (This was a few days ago, and to be fair, he did change his mind and unlock it again.) The linked thread ...
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Flagging own question as duplicate or deleting it?

I recently asked the question How to get signal when toggling a group? where @FranciscoRaga kindly referred me to another post which provided an answer. Should I mark my question as a duplicate or ...
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Avoiding duplicate creation of old question to elicit new answers? [duplicate]

I was wondering how not to create a duplicate question of an old one while asking for fresh infos on this specific question. In short, is there a way to "up" an old question to ask people if they ...
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Should GUI questions really be duplicates of coded solutions?

I recently came across Using boundaries of city to cover world outside of it in solid color? on GIS SE. Let me preface this by saying I have particular interest in helping out new SE and/or GIS users. ...
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Marking a question as a duplicate of another one that doesn't have an accepted answer?

I recently tried to help a user to solve an issue by adding a comment with a link to another answer that I wrote a couple of days ago. This is the question where I wrote the comment (Question A): ...
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Asking same question for newer version?

@underdark wrote, in a much upvoted answer to the somewhat related Dealing with Q&As using deprecated/non-existent PyQGIS API functions?: I'm not a friend of having ten copies of the same ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - GIS

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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Cannot find duplicate using search in flagging dialog?

I came across a question (QGIS algorithm parameter: ParameterString, question 1) which might be a duplicate of another one (QGIS Processing - Additional Creation Parameter for GdalWarp, question 2). I ...
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Make a former question a duplicate of a later one

I saw How to get midpoint of polyline in java arcobjects that was fast made a duplicate of https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/187415/how-to-get-midpoint-of-polyline-using-java-arcobjects I ...
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How to get a question flagged without enough reputation to do so?

The question sum count column in raster attribute seems to be a duplicate of count attribute in raster. They're both from the same user and the user seem to be confused and asked the question in a ...
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Determining duplicates when original has no accepted answer?

How should the duplicates be determined when the original has no accepted answer? I just stumbled over a case like that: 19 Feb 2015 GRASS 7.1 (dev.) i.landsat.toar error - original question with ...
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Cross-posting Duplicate Questions to Different Communities?

In reference to these: GIS Stack Exchange: Creating Intranet GIS application Stack Overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/33419105/gis-application-for-intranet I was wondering if there ...
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Options when question is duplicate of one with no/inadequate/old answers?

I have a question that has already been asked (Understanding min and max values with Mosaic to New Raster?), but it does not yet have an answer. Is there a way to revive or draw attention to this ...
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Reopen a post (marked as duplicated) on inserting layers to QGIS in a specific position

I would like to ask moderators to reopen the post How to load a raster layer at the top of the QGIS ToC?, which is marked as duplicated of Sort layers in QGIS table of contents?. What is the first ...
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How to raise same question on different Stack Exchange sites?

I am using a Stack Exchange login ID and I am a new user. I wanted to know if, when I write a question in the GIS community, will the same question be visible to other communities like Stack ...
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Re-asking old questions with correct (but now dated) answers?

What's the policy on old questions whose answers are no-longer current (but were correct at the time). For example, this question: Seeking QGIS tutorials and web resources? - has a number of answers ...
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Should “duplicate” be used when the question is different, but the actual problem is the same?

Should a Question be flagged as a duplicate if there is an existing Question/Answer that solves it, even if the way the user is phrasing their problem is different? This is inspired by these two ...
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Marking questions as duplicate when by same user and unanswered?

Imagine this Senario: User A asked a question, and that did not get a response. Now the same user has opened a new Account and has posted the same question a second time. When I go to mark it as a ...
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Should the same question with different answers be marked as duplicate and/or merged?

Consider this earlier question and this recent one. They both ask the same thing - how to dissolve lines in qgis - although the earlier gives the option of using other software as well. The answers ...
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Should we mark question as duplicate when adding a similar question? [duplicate]

Should an older question "Are there any GIS component that can be used for developing GIS applications for Android phones?" with several answers be closed as a duplicate, when an new question is ...
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When flagging a duplicate, which question should be flagged as the original?

I've run across questions a few times now that have been duplicated a few times over. For example, lets say there are 3 questions: The new question that I'd like to flag as a duplicate An older ...
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Should questioners delete their duplicate questions?

I ask a question and lo and behold, I discover, thanks to others, it's already been asked and answered. Is it best for me to simply delete my duplicate question, or does it somehow serve a purpose (...
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Are askers of duplicate questions always advised to ask a new one?

Using this https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/64363 as an example, it appears that when a question is closed as a duplicate, the asker is advised: This question has been asked before and ...
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Should we close Questions as duplicates of old, unanswered Questions?

While I was going through the close review queue today, I saw that this question has been marked as a duplicate of this question from two months ago. The old question does not have an accepted ...
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Should old questions be updated to reflect details of later questions that were closed as duplicate?

Today, How to export attribute tables to Excel? was closed as a duplicate of How to export attribute table to Excel using ArcGIS Desktop?. Although the answers point to the same solutions, the ...
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When to flag as duplicate, and which one should I flag?

I asked this question a couple of weeks ago, and got a few answers, but haven't accepted one yet. Today a new question was asked that I'd consider a duplicate, but it goes into a lot more detail. ...