Because of a recent question I've been wondering what duplicate actually means.
Researching the issue here and on meta.SE has not given me a conclusive answer but I did notice my own thoughts reflected a few times.
I've also noticed some cases of people disagreeing with what a duplicate is.
So I'm wondering if we can put a definite answer to:
- Are duplicates duplicate questions
- Are duplicates duplicate answers
- When do we close as duplicate
I'm of the idea that there probably isn't some line in the sand that determines a duplicate. But there should be a clear idea of when something is a duplicate, and when something is a unique and connected issue.