Some questions becomes duplicates of other questions because of their content, other because their answers. How should be discussed/reviewed the cases when a question become duplicate of another because one new answer?
The process to mark a question as duplicate of another when the questions have same content, it's clear, I think.
The case that I think that it's not clear is when the questions should be marked as duplicate because one of its answers and specifically when a new answer is what makes the question a duplicate of another.
I think that voting to close a question because it's a duplicate of another question doesn't have "enough room" for discussing about closing a question as duplicate because a new answer that applies to both questions. How should we proceed?
The following questions are about using Google Drive as a website content host
- Google Drive Image hotlinking
- Insert image from Google Drive into Google Sheets
- Cannot link to an image from Blogger to Google Drive
While they are slightly different and this could require slightly different details in their answers, they refer to a feature that is deprecated but will continue to work until August 31'2016.
- Should the last 2 of them be marked as duplicate of the first one, as the first is the more general
- Should the same answer be posted three times with slight changes in order to mention the slight differences or specific cases?
- Should a new question that mentions the use case variants should be posted, answered and them make the other questions duplicate of the first?
The following questions are about adding timestamps to Google Spreadsheets (now rebranded as Google Sheets).
- Google Spreadsheet Timestamp for columns B & D?, asked Jun 7 '13 at 17:40.
- Date and time stamp automatically added in column, asked Feb 25 '14 at 2:26
- Add timestamp to two different columns in Google Spreadsheets, asked Feb 25 '15 at 9:15.
All of the above questions include almost the same code. The following one has is slightly different but also include the same "fingerprint"
- onEdit only updates top row after pasting (editing) multiple rows, asked Jan 15 '14 at 17:30.
The "fingerprint" is composed of the following code comments:
//checks that we're on the correct sheet
//checks the column
- Post from Google Keep to Google+, asked Jul 27 '13 at 11:39
- https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/77903/how-to-share-google-keep-notes-using-social-apps, asked May 10 '15 at 2:26
The first question was too specific. It's about Google+. The second is too broad, it's about several social networking / sharing web services but both of them could be answered with the same answer so the second was closed as duplicate of the first one.