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None of the wording is better - they both raise the same problem and have the same answers. The second one is obviously not indexed by Google. They are then duplicates and you create work for the community in having to close them as such. I don't think it would be particularly difficult to reword/extend the original question to add to the honeypot. That's ...


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The best way to object to a question being marked as duplicate is to edit the question and explain clearly how the other question does not fit your situation. It's not sufficient to simply add a comment, as those are usually only seen by the people participating in the comments at that time. Once you edit your question, it will automatically be placed in a ...


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A duplicate is a duplicate regardless of age. It's true - more frequently newer questions are flagged as dupes of older questions, but in this case it wasn't appropriate. The dupe question for yours is a canonical QA as to why one-click installer stacks (WAMP, XAMPP, etc.) are inappropriate in a professional sysadmin setting. HopelessN00b found your old ...


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(Since this is Meta, I'm not even going to wait for Mark to post his comment as an answer, just gonna steal it quick...) 3rd option - merge the two older questions and close the new one (and any in the future) as a dup of the merge. Vote this up if you agree and I'm sure a mod will do it.


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I remember that question. The worst part of that particular question that you referenced was that the person who asked it refused to describe why he wanted to do what he was doing. That's a problem, because it indicates the user has probably fallen into the XY problem trap. There may actually be reasons why this particular solution might seem to be right, ...


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This is a consequence of the OP doing it wrong in asking a bad question, creating a new question instead of editing the port information into the original, then deleting the first instance after the second one was marked as a duplicate, and finally opening a third question to ask the same thing. Probably the proper response is to close the second instance ...


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I suppose that as one of those who voted to close it, there is some onus on me to respond. Firstly, you should be aware that one criterion for closure is that the answer to your question is the answer to an existing question. The questions don't have to be the same, as long as the answer is a good fit. I accept that, in this case, the answer isn't a good ...


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Apparently, there is a way that a user can agree that a question is indeed a duplicate before the five votes or the mod hammer are in. In that case, Community♦ will be blamed for the closure. Can we clarify to the OP that their question is not yet closed and the duplicates are only suggestions?


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Whilst I wasn't the only one voting to close - it took four of my colleagues to agree with me - I was the first person to so tag it, so I think it behooves me to offer some kind of explanation. Your original question asked about how to prioritise processes so that the OOM killer would kill them in the order you desired. That has been answered, in the ...


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We already have a mechanism for closing duplicates so I don't believe that it is necessary or desirable to quote an existing answer as your own (even if it's your own iyswim). I left a comment for the OP regarding this and hopefully they will avoid doing the same in the future. With any luck a mod will drive by and clean it all up close/merge it into the ...


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Adding my additional requirement (non-permanent solution) would sort of change the question itself. Yes, yes it would. In fact, that would make your question a different question, which should be asked separately. It is, however, a related question, so your new question should also link to the existing question, along with a clear statement that the ...


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TL;DR Answers Would it be legitimate to post a "follow-up"? Yes, if you have a problem that is similar to a crap Question, ask a new question. If yes: How can i make sure to not get closed as duplicate? Capitalize "I" and reference the previous Question (mention explicitly why your question is different too)


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There is no concept of closing a question as a duplicate on another Stack Exchange site. If a question is inappropriately cross-posted, flag it for moderator attention and it will be deleted.


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Is this behavior-as-intended (i.e. the feature is intended for marking duplicates within one site, and cross-posted duplicates should be reported some other way) Yes. In a general sense, it's actually fine to have questions "duplicated" across sites - provided they're addressing different audiences. Of course, if a question is off-topic, or if a user is ...


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You were a victim of a drive-by closing...at least as far as my vote is concerned. I definitely won't remember something from back in April at this point. I upvoted your question just now and nominated it for re-opening. The question is decent enough in that the Canonical doesn't specifically cite that only a single SPF record can be used...otherwise I ...


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Those answers could use a touch of cleanup... But they're merged now. Also, closed questions with upvoted answers are never removed or otherwise "lost".


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Since I was participating in the original Q&A with some comments and the first to vote too, I'll add my two cents as well. I completely agree that the duplicate question is not quite the same as yours, but implied in your question is that you have performance problem with your rsync job, which you're trying to resolve. The fact is that rsync version ...


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