Questions tagged [duplicates]

This tag is referring to the process of identifying and closing questions that are duplicates of another question.

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How do we define duplicate questions?

This QA site doesn't quite take the form that others do. Here, we have fairly specific questions. But I already see two Project Euler #1 questions that are similar. Are these duplicates?
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Is it time to start broadening the definition of duplicates?

sql-injection is commonly a concern in PHP, and it is a common request to ask when presenting code for a Code Review here. There are only so many ways you can propose a question that relates to SQL ...
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Harmless duplicate or are we being taken advantage of?

This question caught my eye because it had accumulated close votes as being a duplicate of another question, which is very rare on CR. The target was a question I reviewed last year by the same user. ...
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Duplicated answers for duplicate patterns/subroutines

Question 1 - Answer 1 Question 2 - Answer 2 Question 3 - Answer 3 More duplicates of this pattern from the same user: Iterator for binary tree - pre, in, and post order iterators Isomorphic trees ...
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How to handle a VTC as duplicate that goes the wrong way around?

I encountered this review today, where a question was to be closed as duplicate of another, older question. However, the dupe target was closed, at -5 and unanswered. The quality was much lower than ...
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Does there exist any conditions for closing iterative review questions as duplicates?

As far as I know, we simply don't close questions as duplicates on Code Review. I think it's even been mentioned that a Code Review duplicate has to be basically an exact copy & paste of the ...
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