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What is the canonical question to close "layers with the same CRS not overlapping" questions as duplicate of?

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

The best way to avoid this sort of closure is to include a paragraph in your question saying something like - I read the following answers and they help but are missing the exact measurement I need. ...
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Flagging own question as duplicate or deleting it?

I think you should vote to close it as a duplicate which I think should take effect immediately. That way it becomes another signpost to the same answer.
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Should GUI questions really be duplicates of coded solutions?

I prefer to treat questions about code separate from questions about the GUI of a GIS product too. That is why I rarely support questions being coded as: qgis and pyqgis; or arcgis-desktop and ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - GIS

This is certainly not your fault, but I cannot help wondering how much easier your project and our task would be if: all of our question bodies had only a single question (indicated by the only ...
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Marking a question as a duplicate of another one that doesn't have an accepted answer?

Moderators can mark questions as duplicates of Q&As with unaccepted answers. In this situation I would recommend flagging (which you did) for a moderator to mark one as a duplicate of the other. ...
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Deleting merged questions asked by the same OP?

In the answer to What is a "merged" question? it says: If you believe a merge stub is no longer useful, flag it for moderator attention and ask for it to be deleted. I think that is ...
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Undoing/retracting vote to reopen question that was closed as duplicate?

The ability to retract re-open votes is the subject of a feature request at Meta Stack Exchange - see Ability to retract reopen/delete votes. It has been open for more than 5 years and appears not to ...
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If reading the answers to another question solved a problem, does that definitively mean that the first question is a duplicate?

I think definitively is too strong of a word to use in conjunction with the duplicate process which has a lot of grey in it but, given that qualification, I would answer Yes, based on the answer to ...
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Cannot find duplicate using search in flagging dialog?

In the type-in field at the top I always paste the URL to the duplicate rather than its title. I had not noticed the suggestion that a search could be used, though. Rather than a bug I think it is ...
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Deleting merged questions asked by the same OP?

This is not only about merged questions from same OP, but also about normal duplicates from same OP (i.e. self-duplicate questions). The merged ones are a particular case because they are locked ...
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Why was a question marked a duplicate of something asking for completely different information?

I have not voted on the duplicate status for your question on Main because I do not have the skillset to determine whether or not it is a duplicate of Why is law of cosines more preferable than ...
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Re-opening question about Installing PostGIS into schema other than public?

Yes, obviously the question that my question was deliberately duplicating should not have been closed and thus should be re-opened. The question that should be re-opened is the opposite of the ...
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Confused about the rules

Without links to the particular Q&As that have led to your confusion it is not possible to give specific advice. If a thread is months or years old and doesn't have a clear answer (or any ...
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Flagging own question as duplicate or deleting it?

Perhaps there was a reason you did not find the other question. So, besides what @PolyGeo answered, I suggest always try editing the duplicate question for readability and searchability (title, body ...
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Asking same question for newer version

Even though the well-written, and interesting, new question contains new information, I think what we are trying to achieve is to have a "timeless" question that can nevertheless have multiple answers ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - GIS

The project is drawing to a close, and I am planning to take down the annotation interface this weekend. Thank you very much to everyone who helped out, and thank you for all the valuable feedback ...
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Cannot find duplicate using search in flagging dialog?

Edit in response to OP's clarification in comment (but the answer is off-topic, now). The reason why QGIS algorithm parameter can't be flagged as duplicate from QGIS Processing - Additional Creation ...
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Avoiding duplicate creation of old question to elicit new answers?

Hum...just found myself the answer to my own question : set up a bounty on the question will pull it up and attract attention to it. I guess asking the question brought the answer to my brain :)
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What is the canonical question to close "layers with the same CRS not overlapping" questions as duplicate of?

For GeoPandas questions, I suggest: the following question which uses gdf.set_crs(epsg=projected_crs) to try and reproject a GeoDataset from geographic instead of to_crs GeoPandas Spatial Join of ...
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Question closed as a duplicate - points instead of two shapefiles

Question reopened by @Mapperz per comment: Not sure why 4 users deemed it a duplicate, different data, have re-opened.
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Asking same question with different technologies and/or environments

I am not certain about what you are asking here but I think it is whether the following are three non duplicate questions: Doing X using QGIS Doing X using ArcGIS Pro Doing X using PyQGIS I think ...
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What to do when a question has been asked before but the accepted answer does not contain the answer to the question

You can use the bounty system to draw attention to the question. Once you place a bounty, you can add a personalized message specifying any feature of the question that you wish to highlight or what ...
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Marking a question as a duplicate of another one that doesn't have an accepted answer?

From my reading of Meta SE posts like We should be able to close questions as duplicates of any question it seems that you should be able to vote to close as a duplicate as long as it has at least one ...
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