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Everything has now been migrated to Superuser. I have voted to close the second question as a duplicate of the first there. All of the answers migrated over. We could certainly debate the decisions that were made, but there were no actual rules broken here, and as such, no action will be taken beyond what has already happened.


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The usual accepted approach on all SE sites is to ask the question your way and include a link to the existing question that you feel doesn't give an acceptable answer. State in your question why you find the other question fails to give you your answer. It has to be said that you still run the risk of people voting to close your question as duplicate. ...


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Good catch. I've reopened the question and approved your edit to the first question. These things happen from time to time.


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I think that you should post a new question instead of adding a response to the referred one as it's too broad, IMHO, because it's not about a specific web app while yours is. On the other hand, the referred question should be closed for the reason mentioned above; it's not about a specific web app.


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It depends. If the two questions are essentially the same, just worded differently, then yes, one should be marked as a duplicate of the other. If they're two distinct questions, then no, they should not be marked duplicates. I think your example is one of the latter. Now, that one answer can serve two different questions is a strong indicator that there ...


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Previously most SE moderators close questions as duplicates if it was asked before. Recently, an announcement was made by SE Inc. Duplicates now focus on redirection to the answers you need All dupes now must point to an answered question, and the new language focuses on getting you answers http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2013/06/the-war-of-the-closes/


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The oldest question looks to be Google sheets split multi-line cell into new rows (+ duplicate surrounding row entries) IMHO, besides it's the oldest one, it's good as a faq because it already include several well received answers, some include scripts, other include formulas, by the other hand it already is linked to other eight questions. I'm offering a ...


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In general, if the same really great and fabulous answer applies to another question, that question should be marked as duplicate of the question having it. Questions are important because set the problem to be solved but don't forget that the end goal is to find the the best answer, no matter if it was posted on another question. Just take a look to How ...


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