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The duplicate targets that I propose for such questions depend on the software being asked about: for ArcMap, I use Layers with same coordinate system should align/overlap in ArcMap but do not? for QGIS, I suggest Layer disappears when changing from CRS in degrees to CRS in meters in QGIS


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There was a canonical voting feature suggested and shot down a while back on the main SE meta. I also don't think applying a canonical tag to questions on the main site is appropriate either, as it is clearly a meta tag. I like the idea Devdatta Tengshe mentioned which was a meta topic whose purpose is to list canonical questions, with the Server Fault ...


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I'm no more sentimental about titles than I am about preserving the original body and tags of a question. I think the most important thing about the current state of a title is whether it presents the best chance of a visitor being attracted and becoming engaged to read its all important body and answers, and finding what it advertises there. I have no ...


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As a direct Answer to your Question title (i.e. Do we need a list of canonical questions?), I think we already have what amounts to a list of canonical questions available as the Frequent Questions list (which was brought to my attention by @blah238 in a Comment on another Answer). I don't think creating yet another duplicate, even if it is intended to be ...


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I suppose that depends on the question. If a canonical question title is very specific, yet the answers apply to a broader range of questions, changing it might make it more accessible to new users or searchers even though if you remember the question it'll be harder to find. I recently changed the title of a question that specifically asked how to find the ...


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