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Why would VTC as duplicate be appropriate for a story identification question? [duplicate]

I keep seeing this over and over and over in the review queue. Yes, story-idents can have identical answers, but this doesn't make them identical questions. Each person asking remembers different ...
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How to deal with story ID questions with different details but the same answer [duplicate]

Say there exists a story ID question that lists details A and B and has an accepted answer. If a user posts another question that lists details C and D and you're absolutely sure that the answer is ...
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Should story-identification requests that turn out to be about the same story be marked as duplicate? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Can a identification question be marked as a duplicate of a question with no accepted answer? [duplicate]

I believe that these two questions have the same answer. Anime: main character equips a horned helmet to fight monsters/criminals, pulls out a sword from his arm Anime: Dying alien robot merge his ...
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Have story identification questions “overtaken” SF&F?

I recently asked about whether identification questions would be on-topic for a proposed beta. One of the replies originally stated that identification questions were some of the least productive on ...
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Proposals for a list of FAQ questions

For the pedants: yes, I realise that "FAQ questions" looks like a tautology, as it means "frequently asked questions questions". But in this context, the word FAQ refers to the tag, so it means "meta ...
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Is a user allowed to ask the same question twice if they didn't get an answer the first time?

About two months ago, the user Jared Westover asked a story-identification question: Book with a magic school in the sky. The question drew one answer, which was not accepted. Two days ago, Jared ...
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What to do when a question has been answered but the asker forgot to “accept it”?

Why did Dumbledore tell Harry there were 6 Horcruxes when he already knew Harry was a horcrux? DVK's answer is correct. The asker even commented thanking DVK. We all know it is the answer. But the ...
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Under what conditions is self-answering 'Story Identification' questions considered abusing the site?

In my view, the way story-identification questions are written is not useful for future readers. For example, someone might ask: "I'm looking for a [work] that I can remember from [time]. I can ...
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Why can't I review posts anymore?

I went to review queue and I was confronted with a message: Obviously it says I have been selecting No Action Needed, which I have, b/c on all the questions or answers it only provides No Action ...
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Can I add a note to my own incorrect story ID answer, explaining why it is incorrect?

Background Over a year ago, a story ID request was asked, about a lone man manning some sort of space station. I answered it, and even though my guess wasn't the actual story the querant was looking ...
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What does closing a Question as a Duplicate actually do?

I know Duplication is a bit of a contentious topic so I've looked around before asking this, but I can't find an answer. If I've missed it I'd appreciate being pointed in the right direction. What ...
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Clean up [jurassic-park]

The jurassic-park tag currently has 49 questions but is used for a lot of different things. Though the tag wiki/excerpt only mentions the book and film, it is used for the following: The book from ...
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Best handling for “dupe groups” within [story-identification] questions?

After having joined the site and been visiting regularly for a while, I have discovered many, many cases of duplicate questions (i.e. questions having the same answer, per apparent consensus ...
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What should we do if a Story-ID question acknowledges that they're looking for the same story as another user?

This question is a story-identification: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/151238/looking-for-the-story-when-people-experience-life-in-reverse-like-a-movie-which Normally, questions can't be ...

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