This question and this question are about the same book, Profession by Asimov, as evidenced by the accepted answers. There is another question that's probably about the same book as well, but it has no accepted answer, so we can't say for sure.

Should we mark one question as a duplicate of the other? And should we do this in all cases of duplicate accepted answers to questions?

Please vote on my answer to voice your opinion, or leave another answer, of course.

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    Closing this question as a duplicate (yes, how meta, I know) since the discussion was reopened over a year later and a clear policy established.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Feb 23, 2016 at 14:32

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Yes, the first two questions are duplicates of each other, since they're asking for the same book.

If questions have duplicate (accepted!) answers, that means they are duplicate questions and so they should be marked as such.

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    If it's accepted (or very clearly the same book) then yes. If it's not accepted (or there's a possibility they're referring to two different books then no.
    – Valorum
    Feb 15, 2014 at 18:25
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    @Richard Sadly, "very clearly the same" is subjective.
    – user11683
    Feb 19, 2014 at 0:54

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