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Are “duplicate chains” to be avoided when possible?

I do a lot of patrolling for duplicates on story identification questions, and I'm looking for some thought from the group about how to handle situations where three or more questions (here labeled ...
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Should we close all questions after the first answer is posted?

Pursuant to this Meta discussion, I propose the following: All questions should be closed as soon as they have one answer, with the following notice: This question already has an answer. If those ...
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How can this question be a duplicate of a question that is not at all the same question?

This question was closed as a duplicate of this question. The reason stated was that the the answers to the latter question address the former question as well. The problem is that the two questions ...
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Creating a canonical pronunciation question for ASOIAF/GoT

There are currently five questions asking how to pronounce certain words in A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones (I thought there was more but I can't seem to find any others). However, George R. R. ...
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Should I mark my own question as a dupe in this case?

My question Who stabbed Frodo? is indirectly answered by a quote given in this answer https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/21383/46509. Is this a duplicate, the questions are not really the same even ...
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Aw, shucks! The frustration is strong in this one

A question of mine was just declared a duplicate. No problem. I feel frustrated though, because when I got to the question over an hour ago there was a notice asking me to edit the question, with new ...
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How to deal with a Post which has two questions in it and one of which may be a duplicate?

The questions are following: How is The Wall bypassed? How did Gared (Night's Watch man) get back from behind The Wall? The first question is more general in nature while the second question was ...
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What constitutes the same answer for story-identification questions?

If two story-identification questions both have the same answer, and that answer has been confirmed (on each question) by the querent in the form of acceptance or a confirmatory comment, one of the ...
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Do we have a policy on duplicate answers?

What should I do if i see an answer that's basically a duplicate (e.g. 100% of information in it is contained in an much earlier - say by at least an hour - and usually better answer)? Should I flag ...