Having been on here for a while I find myself wanting to say 'I think we've done that before' from time to time.

I wondered whether people aren't spending enough time on the 'Questions with similar titles' list... and are a bit over ready to just post up the same topic again ?

And if so: is there any technical solution ?

  • I can't imagine a technical solution that doesn't either involve being annoying to emphasize the other questions or improving the related questions list. I always take a peek at the related questions list, but it's not as helpful here as on Stack Overflow where at least half the time I find a related question, which may or may not actually solve my particular problem.
    – Ben Brocka
    Nov 4, 2011 at 13:19
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    If people are asking duplicate questions, they should be closed as such. I think we tend to have clusters of closely related questions, which IMHO is a good thing because it leads to thorough exploration of a topic and deep understanding. Nov 4, 2011 at 14:39
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    @PatrickMcElhaney Yeah, on UX I see relatively few exact duplicates but a fair amount of related questions; I don't really see this as a problem. I guess it's in part because asking the same question (how do I do this form) can be so very different because of the users/type of application, but they're still different enough to warrant different answers and thus different questions.
    – Ben Brocka
    Nov 5, 2011 at 16:49


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