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How to respond to an answer to a clearly duplicate question?

I have often noticed that even when a question is an obvious duplicate and it has been pointed out in the comments, some of us are posting answers to such questions without clarifying as to why they ...
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Why are people getting angry at questions being marked duplicate?

I'm relatively new to SE in general, so I may be missing something here, but recently I've been seeing a lot of people apparently getting angry that their questions are marked duplicate. Can someone ...
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Why Does Marking a Question As a Duplicate Require the Original Question to Be Well-Answered?

If a recently asked question which is exactly the same as (or is contained in) an old question then why does marking the new question as a duplicate require the old question to have an either upvoted ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Physics

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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How to flag identical question as duplicate if both don't have accepted or upvoted answers?

Just had a case during review process, where two identical questions, both asked by first time users, appeared in my queue. Yet, I can not flag one as duplicate of the other since neither has an ...
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Exact duplicate (closed) questions and automatic link insertion

The current procedure for a closed as exact duplicate automatically insert the link to the question in duplicate. This link is denoted as "Possible Duplicate" should this say "Exact Duplicate" as the ...
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Should users be cross-posting questions

Recently we have entertained a new use on Physics.SE (and notably on Astronomy.SE) who has four times posted identical (or nearly so) question to both Physics and Astronomy in short order. (Not that ...
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Liberal definition of duplicate questions and the health of physics stack exchange.

I've been wondering why there is so little activity on physics stack exchange compared with math stack exchange. It occurred to me that a contribution to the difference is that we may be closing too ...