Sometimes I see posts that are very similar on Ask Metafilter. That got me wondering: is there anything done about duplicate posts over there?
posted by Elly Vortex to Etiquette/Policy at 10:09 AM (41 comments total)
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Okay, I'm relatively new on Metafilter. I am still kind of figuring out how things work.
I know that, on the Blue (see, look how expertly I use Metafilter terms) a duplicate post is usually nipped in the bud and deleted.
There are four "moving to NYC" questions on the first page of Ask Metafilter right now. They're all a little bit different (and NYC is a big place, and each asker has their own particular concerns) but it got me wondering. Are there ever any deletions from Ask Metafilter for identical questions? More identical than the "moving to NYC" ones that are currently up...I'm thinking, "Who was that actor in such-and-such" questions that only have one answer.
Also...is posting questions that are really similar to ones that are current frowned upon?
I didn't see anything in the FAQ that answered my question. Thanks.