Questions tagged [duplicates]
This tag is referring to the process of identifying and closing questions that are duplicates of another question.
Are you allowed to post a puzzle identical to another except in its solution criterion?
Are you allowed to post a puzzle identical to another except in its solution criterion? I ask because of a 5-person puzzle I created where one person lies, one person tells the truth, one flips a coin ...
Tips for searching for duplicates
I am a new user to Puzzling, and made some duplicate questions. But it is very difficult searching for duplicates in Puzzling, because some questions just have titles like e.g. "Number riddle&...
Duplicates of duplicates?
When browsing around old questions, I came across this one. It was marked as a duplicate of this one, which was in turn marked as a duplicate of this one. This is the first time I've come across ...
How could a question be marked duplicate in 2 minutes?
I saw this question. 2 minutes later, it was marked as a duplicate. How is this possible?
Number Construction Puzzles: What Constitutes a Duplicate?
User Dmitry Kamenetsky posted some puzzles today (here and here) that I enjoyed working through - they were simple enough anyone could attempt them, but the matter is complex enough that some ...
Is a dupe riddle really a dupe, if you can't tell without independently solving it?
Yesterday I posted a cookie-cutter formatted riddle. Turns out, someone else had already used the same cookie-cutter on the very same answer word. Because of the way that particular cookie-cutter ...
User closing a duplicate question, but also answering
I came across a question today that was closed as a duplicate. One of the closers also answered the question (with 5 upvotes). Is the answer then considered low quality, and should be deleted? Or ...
When should riddles be considered duplicates?
Many questions here on PSE are in the form of a straightforward riddle. I'm not talking about more complex puzzles which have a riddle element as well as many other parts to them, but just about ...
Enough "22+4" questions. The originality is lost
There has been a recent spate of related "22+4" questions that can all be answered by using different cyclic numbering systems. The OP's always say "use base 10," perhaps not realizing that that ...
Should we delete very late duplicate answers?
Yup. Duplicate answers. We have seen some of them in last few days. Like this, this, this, this and possibly many more which I didn't mention. They aren't exact duplicates but they still have the same ...
Avoiding asking duplicate questions
Here's a problem that I have run into a couple of times recently. When writing a question - how could I effectively search that the puzzle hasn't been asked before? This problem is, I believe, ...
Is a puzzle identification question duplicate of the puzzle itself
Question:Trying to find a water measuring puzzle The above question was an identification request which was closed as a duplicate to this. While it is true that this question was in fact the puzzle ...
Magic-square questions: teaching them instead of feeding them
This issue arises with this question. Theoretically, there can be an unlimited number of questions of the type- Find the solution to a magic square with each side and diagonal adding up to X. Of ...
What to do when a duplicate is better than the original?
I thought I remembered a similar discussion to this earlier, but can't find it now. If this is a duplicate, please let me know. The community is pretty on top of things when it comes to flagging ...
At what point is a question a duplicate?
I recently asked The devil virus, which got put on hold for being too broad. I narrowed the question down and gave a hint, and now people are saying it's a duplicate of James Bond : No Access. I agree ...
Water, gas, electricity puzzle
The question Connect 3 houses with 3 wells is a duplicate of a question I'm almost certain we've already had on the site. Searching for "gas is:question" or "connect is:question" or "overlap is:...
Duplicate questions, each with answers
This question and this question are essentially the same. Even if you disagree with the assessment that these two example questions are not similar enough to be duplicates, imagine the case with two ...
Procedure to find and remove duplicates
I really hate asking duplicate questions, i.e. questions that have been asked once in some form or the other. I search by the exact words, but I can't find any questions and I go ahead and post the ...
Asking your question from another site
If you asked a puzzle like question about a specific topic (such as a puzzle about math on the mathematics site, or Chess on the Chess site) and it wasn't received well, is it alright to still ask it ...
Are questions that change the premise slightly duplicates?
To date, we've seen many questions that are almost exactly duplicates of each other - the logic used to solve the puzzles is exactly the same, but the words, quantities, values, etc. may be slightly ...