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Finding duplicates

People often ask me*, "Kuba how come you can so quickly find duplicates? It appears tough in this syntax rich environment." If a question feels like a duplicate or a one that is already answered, it ...
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Add a “no-effort” category for off-topic

I know there has been a lot of discussion about categories for closing questions due to being off-topic. Many question, like this recent one should certainly be closed, because it's simply people ...
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How can the CrossValidated Stack Exchange site be added to the re-direct listing? [duplicate]

For this recent question (https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/129539/goodness-of-fit-for-two-histograms) it seems that CrossValidated would be a much more appropriate site than the ...
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Granular off-topic close reasons V2.0 - we need “too localized”

Is it possible to modify closing reasons menu? If so I would love to see a small addition, maybe others have other wishes too. So, the last Granular off-topic close reasons lead to creating This ...
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“Unclear” questions with accepted answers

I found this question on the main site: Map points on a square onto a Torus and there are probably more like it. The question was closed for being unclear, however it has an upvoted answer which was ...
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“Mathematica can't solve this” as a reason for closing a question

What should we do with questions which essentially boil down to one of the following: Mathematica can't Solve/Reduce/Integrate some expression Mathematica returns my input expression unevaluated ...
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12% unanswered: proposal for a possible [partial] solution

We still have trouble with unanswered questions, as has been discussed previously. At the moment, the total is 3257 unanswered out of 27476 total questions, or nearly 12%. Regardless of what we do, ...
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Wouldn't it be nice if 'duplicate' didn't falsely claim 'duplicate'? [closed]

re: How may I avoid ParametricPlot3D clipping? "This question already has an answer here" True, and useful. "marked as duplicate by Mr.Wizard♦ 4 hours ago" It is not a duplicate. "This question ...
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What's behind false question characterisations such as this one?

Questions: How may I eliminate a gap appearing in a surface drawn with ParametricPlot3D? How may I avoid ParametricPlot3D clipping? Both have been characterised as off-topic on the grounds of ...
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Granular off-topic close reasons

There have been some recent changes to the closing process for questions and will be rolled out to our site some time over the next week. While the linked post has lot of details about what exactly ...
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Should we close as duplicate when the new question is more concise and general?

This question has been prompted by the suggestion that this question is a dupe of this one. Substantively it is, but the solutions posted as answers are non-overlapping. Also in the first question, ...