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Could we benefit from the "Too many answers already" warning the workplace uses to prevent outright duplicate answers?

That notice was actually an unintended consequence of another site setting, so if IPS does this it'll need to take both. The main goal on Workplace was to make big piles of comments less prominent. ...
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Should the same questions coming from different cultures be considered as duplicates?

In general, Question X is closed as a duplicate of Question Y if answers to Question Y would answer Question X (in the case where Question Y has answers). See, for instance, the help center: ...
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Should we have a greater latitude on duplicates?

I think the questions being considered duplicate should be done pragmatically, with the main criteria being: would answers to the original question answer this one as well? This is still a bit ...
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Could we benefit from the "Too many answers already" warning the workplace uses to prevent outright duplicate answers?

I think this is a good idea, including the "attached" feature pointed out by Monica Cellio. I would put the threshold at either 5 or 3; I think in IP it's very rare that there's an obvious "right" ...
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How do we handle answers in which there was already an identical existing answer?

1: that would blow up the review queue! It is also unfair to those users who post at hours where the review items are not handled as fast as at other times. Their answer would not show up for hours. ...
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Both question go to the same link

I notice that you just created your account - probably when you came to ask this meta question. This isn't a bug, it's status-bydesign. From the Duplicates FAQ on MSE: Furthermore, if the ...
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Should we have a greater latitude on duplicates?

Within the infinite variation in human activity, it's hard for me to imagine a true duplicate question for this site, at least if people are talking truly about their own specific issues. What I can ...
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Should we have a greater latitude on duplicates?

Closing questions as duplicates works best for "objective" subjects, math, computer science, and the hard sciences generally. In "psychology" or interpersonal relationships, no two situations are ...
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