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Duplicates tolerance is huge in this site

In addition to the comments; This is partly because of the nature of TeX. There is never a single way of doing things in TeX and every documentclass is nuanced (for better or worse). Because of this ...
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Should I remove an answer which turns out to be a duplicate?

do mark the question as a duplicate. but don't remove your answer. although the answer may be essentially the same as the one for the question identified as a duplicate, someone coming to the site ...
barbara beeton's user avatar
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - TeX

For me, your website does not show enough information to decide if they are duplicates comments are missing, and often crucial information and clarification is only revealed in comments answers are ...
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Should we mark a question as duplicate if old question has no answers?

This is not an option, if you try to mark one as a duplicate of the other, the system just reports that there are no answers and greys-out the vote button. Given such a situation then (if you know ...
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OP asks the same question two or three times or does the same strange things several times

I think you raise two unrelated issues. The second one is a bunch of poor answers. There I think really the site is working as designed, the answers have few votes (negative total in some cases) ...
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TeX questions on StackOverflow

By-design, the network treats each site as a separate entity, so there is no possibility of marking as a duplicate between different sites. As such, the only ways to answer such questions are to post ...
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Is my question a duplicate?

By editing the duplicate question title, (from "How do I get the exact dimensions..." to "How do I control the exact dimensions...") you've made it appear less of a duplicate than ...
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Non-duplicate question with overlapping answer

I was the first to cast a vote-to-close for datetime2 define dates "globally" outside of \begin{document} (see the post timeline) as I am a firm believer that a duplicate question is defined by the ...
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Bad link provided to a question already identified as a duplicate

Option 1 From the perspective of the community, the Stack Exchange system (or interface) allows for correcting this: Cast enough re-open votes to remove any closure statements from the post. Re-cast ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - TeX

Almost all question here deal about the document of a single user. The documents and needs of the users posting a question are as unique as the different users themselves. That being said, our ...
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Creating duplicates for easier navigation, and possibility for a duplicate tag

No, there's no need for creating a duplicate tag. People would most likely not search under the duplicate tag, since there is no guarantee that the "duplicates" are all they're after. Moreover, you ...
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How to mark a question as duplicate of another one that doesn't already have an answer?

This appears to be normal procedure and no special powers were needed in this case. https://tex.stackexchange.com/help/duplicates says The original question generally must have an answer; questions ...
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Duplicate question of...?

How can we prevent that from happening? This happens for all old duplicate closures, look e.g. here for more examples. Questions closed after February 4th, 2013 always show a link to the so-called '...
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My question is a duplicate of a closed question without an answer. What now?

The network accommodates for this by providing the option to "Vote to Reopen" a question, even if it is merely to close it again for a different reason. So, here are a couple of suggestions: If you ...
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Duplicates tolerance is huge in this site

Pedantic search-related point Just to note that if one restricts the search to look only at questions with is:q, then one finds that there are "only" 177 questions for change font size title is:q, ...
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Duplicates tolerance is huge in this site

Disclaimer: TeX and LaTeX newbie here. Here are some of my thoughts on this subject. I'm no programmer guru, but I'd say that I'm a relatively experienced software developer, having worked on online ...
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How similar should two questions be to qualify as a duplicates?

Since my comment seems to have some votes, I'll add it as an answer: One thing that is important about duplicates is that it is the question and not the answer that should define a duplicate. Of ...
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Are duplicate questions with no answers deleted?

It can happen, depending on the post score and whether the user is still present. Specific details on when/how posts are deleted is available here: How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be ...
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How do I get a question re-opened with providing a reason

Here are your options, in somewhat of a preferred sequence: Make a regular comment on the question, stating why you want to re-open the question. This could include a brief description of your ...
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My question is a duplicate of a closed question without an answer. What now?

In a comment to the closed question, there's a link to this question: dictionary marks in biblatex. If that question is a candidate for a duplicate, that would solve the problem. If it doesn't give ...
barbara beeton's user avatar
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erroneously closed question

I've voted to re-open the question. I think the question can benefit from the following: A minimal example that creates a simple document that spans a number of pages. This will make it clear what ...
Werner's user avatar
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Closing as dup, while the linked Q/A takes longer to decipher than the current one?

I'm posting this as an answer -- even though this question itself is a duplicate -- because I've answered an equivalent question before in a comment and I can't find it. If the question is clearly ...
barbara beeton's user avatar
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Are duplicate questions with no answers deleted?

It does not look like it. This could of course be subject to policy changes, but skimming through the pages of search results I could not find any gaps. (Only the text at the top of the questions ...
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Question unreasonably marked as dupe

There's a balance. 1. Indirection level The fundamental goal of closing duplicate questions is to help people find the right answer by getting all of those answers in one place. so, if a new ...
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Should a question be closed based on a comment of the OP, when the best answer is not covered by the duplicate?

This is a reasonable question, and shows a limitation of how this forum works. The question where you found your answer is about Windows, but that was only identified in a comment, and never added to ...
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