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Question closed with negative votes but then improved, OP quit, question deleted. OK to re-ask? Or is that a duplicate?

A question about how unequal currents come to exist on power distribution lines was asked (link only usable by those with > 10k reputation). In its original form, the question was flawed, and it ...
Math Keeps Me Busy's user avatar
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Why are we 'afraid' to close questions as duplicates?

I've noticed a couple of experienced longtime users answering questions which they surely know are duplicates of other older questions. In at least one case the same user answered essentially the same ...
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How can we discourage [deletion and] reposting of questions by the same user?

We've recently seen a number of incidents where a user posts essentially the same problem several times. Sometimes, they delete the old question and post [almost] exactly the same thing again, ...
Chris Stratton's user avatar