Questions tagged [exact-duplicates]

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Changes to the way that “close as duplicate” is handled

There's a post over on MetaStackOverflow which explains some changes going on across all StackExchange sites: Changes to "close as duplicate" (part deux). I recommend reading that for the ...
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Are questions being closed too quickly?

I check G&FH at least once day. This morning a new question (Getting birth certificate of German born in Romania in 1895) was already closed as a duplicate because it asked for birth records in a ...
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What should happen to a closed question that is re-asked?

Some months ago, this question Who were the children of Jacob Fisher and Sarah Hodges? was asked, closed and not re-opened after a meta-discussion about how it could be improved, although it had two ...
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Responding to paternity questions?

A new question today was Distinguishing 3rd cousin from half sibling? which I think amounts to a question of paternity for the asker who wants to know whether a person he knows is his half sister. I ...
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Another take on Family Historians and Duplicates

Even through some basic "rules of thumb" likely apply, genealogical problems are specific. If questions are asked in context (the problem I'm facing is ...), we have the opportunity to solve "real ...
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Closing older questions as duplicates of newer ones?

I've closed How should I record sex change/gender reassignment? as a duplicate of Including name change for transgender person in genealogy to put it on hold for discussion and editing. Things I'd ...
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DNA questions — duplicates?

The following questions just hit the front page of the site by virtue of recent title edits. Understanding if autosomal DNA match of 2,277 cM is full sibling? Understanding if AncestryDNA match of ...
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Edit changing question to become duplicate?

Is what I describe below an inappropriate edit? It can be seen in https://genealogy.stackexchange.com/posts/15029/revisions A comment points to a site I had already checked and which does NOT answer ...