Look at the related section from this question:

The next number in sequence

That's a lot of very similar titles, and I don't think there can be many left.

This issue needs addressing, one solution is to perhaps add an unique ID to each title?

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    $\begingroup$ I agree, and could also say the same for Riley Riddles. $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Sep 19, 2018 at 9:22

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No, the proper solution is not to add a unique ID to each puzzle title. The solution is to make more-unique puzzles, with more-unique titles. If your puzzle is "Find the next number in this sequence #221", you should be asking yourself whether this site really needs a 221st number-sequence puzzle.

Part of the reason for enforcing unique titles is to encourage unique questions with descriptive titles.

We have seen a ton of number-sequence puzzles and "Riley" riddles, and if it's too hard to think of a unique title for another formulaic and repetitive puzzle, take that as an indication that you have a formulaic and repetitive puzzle, and try something different instead.

  • $\begingroup$ or maybe, if the question was unique to the setter, then they wouldn't need a unique ID. but the problem already exists. $\endgroup$
    – JMP
    Sep 20, 2018 at 16:30
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    $\begingroup$ Whether the question is unique to the setter is irrelevant. We regularly close questions as duplicates that are "unique to the setter", but that doesn't mean they're unique to the site. This site is a community of people working together to try to make a quality repository of puzzle-related questions and answers. What may or may not be unique or interesting to an individual setter is largely irrelevant; we are looking for what is unique and/or interesting to the community. $\endgroup$ Sep 20, 2018 at 18:09

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