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I was wondering what is the easiest way to check if a question is duplicate and how to get the right and accurate duplicate question. Besides, Sometimes the duplicate question doesn't match 100%, it maybe partially answer the current question, should we even flag it as duplicate?

In my case except using my memory to catch the duplicates, i lead a search inside the ESE to try to find out the right duplicate before to flag it. However this procedure isn't accurate neither perfect, so any advice?

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Well, what I'm doing:

  1. Visit Ethereum Stack Exchange everyday.
  2. Read every new question, at least the title and try to memorize it.
  3. If something sounds similar to something you memorized, check the Related box on the right sidebar for possible duplicates.
  4. If there is no match, use Google (not Stack Exchange*) to search for Stack Exchange results with a similar topic.
  5. If there is no match, chances are low this is an exact duplicate.

If something does not match 100% it's worth to post a comment and mention the related question. This will create another box in the right sidebar with Linked questions, pretty helpful.


*) I also realized at some point the Stack Exchange search results are often not returning what I'm looking for. The linked and related boxes are helpful, but for searching Stack Exchange I use Google.

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    indeed i am visiting ESE every day, the problem happens when i remember a similar post (100%match) but i can't find it, i'll try henceforth the google search instead SE search. – Badr Bellaj Jun 8 '17 at 10:41

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