Questions tagged [exact-duplicates]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2 votes
1 answer
302 views

Do we want to allow new questions about vinegar mold, or to treat them as duplicates?

One of the perennial questions we get is about mold on (self-fermented) vinegar. Just two months ago, we got a meta question listing four questions on that topic, with the meta OP having the clear ...
rumtscho's user avatar
  • 139k
3 votes
1 answer
44 views

Close - Duplicate, when more recent question is more useful

Came across this in the review queue: Can I freeze cream? It was VTC - Duplicate of Can I freeze bagna cauda (cream)? Now, both these questions are rather simple, but they do have pretty specific ...
Chris Cudmore's user avatar
5 votes
4 answers
114 views

Calling it a duplicate AND Giving an answer

Reasonable people may differ as to whether a given question is or is not a 'duplicate' in many cases, but is not inconsistent with the Stack Exchange "philosophy" to Both vote to close a question as a ...
Cos Callis's user avatar
  • 18.2k
1 vote
1 answer
23 views

Do we want to answer evaporated/condensed milk substitutions individually or close as a duplicate?

We have an old, well-voted question about the general substitution situation between condensed milk and evaporated milk: Is sweetened condensed milk a substitute for evaporated milk? We also get ...
rumtscho's user avatar
  • 139k
4 votes
5 answers
125 views

Are our food safety canonical questions being used well?

We get a lot of questions of the form "I left food out for some period of time, is it safe?" and generally close them as a duplicate of a canonical question with a comment about how it applies. The ...
Cascabel's user avatar
  • 58.2k
6 votes
3 answers
178 views

How did we treat duplicates about difficult skills?

Today, we got the question Seasoning refuses to stick to carbon steel pan. Tried various techniques. The OP insists that he read our earlier questions on the same topic, but his is not a duplicate, ...
rumtscho's user avatar
  • 139k
2 votes
1 answer
54 views

Do questions have to be completely identical to be closed as duplicates?

The close reason is called "exact duplicate" and the banner says: This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a ...
Cascabel's user avatar
  • 58.2k
3 votes
1 answer
143 views

Should we merge these two microwave convection questions?

There is the older Can I bake in a convection microwave? and the newer Can microwave with convection replace an actual oven?. We closed the newer as a duplicate. We have several questions on baking ...
rumtscho's user avatar
  • 139k
2 votes
0 answers
35 views

Do we have canonical questions for slow cooking conversions?

I am reasonably sure that I recently saw a question asking how to convert a slow cooker recipe for X pounds of meat into a recipe for 2X (or maybe 1/2 X) pounds of meat. I was quite sure that we have, ...
rumtscho's user avatar
  • 139k
3 votes
2 answers
405 views

Is it a duplicate when the answer can be found in a different question?

I've seen more and more questions that are answered in an older question (I'll provide examples tomorrow). The question itself isn't a duplicate from the original question, however, the answer can be ...
Mien's user avatar
  • 13.3k
6 votes
3 answers
93 views

How similar does a question need to be to be closed as a duplicate?

I've noticed this a couple of times recently. There have been a number of steak questions, specifically Cooking steak on the grill, where I feel like the information has all been well trodden on the ...
yossarian's user avatar
  • 19k