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What should we do about these two duplicate questions?

I just came across this question: What determines whether a magic item requires attunement? which reminded me of a question I answered: How can I decide if my homebrew item should require ...
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Request that these questions about Warlock spell slots and multiclassing gain a second duplicate

There currently exist both of the following questions: Can I cast a Warlock spell with another (higher) spell slot from a different multiclass? What level are spells cast at if a warlock multiclasses ...
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Are these questions about damage reduction when multiple damage types are involved duplicates?

Recently this question was bountied: What part of a multi-type damage roll is reduced by a non-type-specific effect? And earlier today I found this question: How does a Battle Master's Parry ...
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What questions about allies here, if any, are duplicates?

Currently there exists the following question: "What does 'ally' mean, as a game term?" and "Does a familiar count as an ally?" was marked as a duplicate. Meanwhile there also exist the ...
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Are these questions about resistances duplicates of each other?

There are three related questions that link to each other and have similar answers: How does Ancestral Protectors' resistance work against multiple damage types? Does a rogue's Uncanny Dodge ...
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Should these questions about the history of the 5-foot square in D&D be merged?

Last week, the question When did 5 foot squares become standard in D&D? was marked as duplicate of When did the 5-foot square/hex become the standard unit of measurement in Dungeons & Dragons?....
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Can this question about the Sense Motive skill be reopened?

This question for Pathfinder about how to use the Sense Motive skill is marked as a duplicate of this question for Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition about how to use the Insight skill. While these ...
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Is this question on mass combat a duplicate?

I don't want go get into a gold badge open/close war, so thought I'd just bring it up here :) What systems can I use for a small scale battle? The question itself does seem to be a duplicate of ...
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Why is this question not a duplicate?

This question: Do Forgotten Realms paladins have to follow a deity? references this other question: Are paladins required to follow a god? asking what seems to be the same question. Why is it not ...
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Is undeleting a potential duplicate acceptable?

This question (deleted, viewable by 10k+ rep only) is deleted within minutes after a VTC as duplicate to this question is called. It is indeed a duplicate to the suggested question. Given that ...
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If a question is marked as a duplicate or is closed, should I delete it?

If a question is marked as a duplicate or is closed, should I delete it? I really don't know if I can clarify that any more.
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Why is this question a duplicate?

What are all the published objects that require the Use an Object action? To me marking this as a duplicate is akin to marking "What are the ingredients and their ratios in Coca Cola?" with duplicate ...
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Partially answered second question in old question causing dupe flagging in new question

I flagged What passive scores exist? as a duplicate of Which skills can be used passively? based on the titles. However it was pointed out that the primary question of the new Q&A was only a ...
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Is this question a duplicate?

My question: Can unconscious characters be unwilling? recieved a bit of debate on its status as a duplicate of a couple different questions: Can unconscious characters be willing? Can you make an ...
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Why was my duplicate flag declined?

I tagged this question as a duplicate of this question yet my flag was declined. The question has now been marked as a duplicate of that question, so why was my flag declined?
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If a question is a subset of a current question, is it a duplicate? [duplicate]

This question just came up and I had marked it as a duplicate. However, the comment thread has brought it to a point that I'm not sure it still is or how to handle it or similar questions. It's clear ...
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Multiclassing mayhem: should all these questions be duplicates of this question about wizards' spellbooks?

Can a multiclass Wizard copy any Wizard spell they find into their spellbook? is a dupe target for a decent number of questions. However, I question whether some of them are actually duplicates. The ...
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Non-duplicate questions, with opposite correct answers, merged

See this meta question, where two questions covering similar topics got merged: What Is The Difference, If Any, Between "Permanent", and "Until Dispelled"?, and Can a permanent teleportation circle ...
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Are these “is it possible to double your proficiency twice” questions duplicates?

Is it possible to double your proficiency bonus twice? Do features that allow you to add twice your proficiency bonus, under some other name, stack with Expertise? I Roll To Seduce The Dragon! (or, ...
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For iterated homebrew questions, should earlier iterations be marked as duplicates of later iterations?

Please note that this isn't one of the many questions on this site asking "why was my question closed". I'm just wondering whether it's right to mark a question that is an earlier iteration, such as ...
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Should we ever close a question as a duplicate of another closed question?

Sometimes questions get closed as duplicates of questions that are already closed. Is this something we should be doing? The purpose (as I understand it) of duplicate closure is to make sure that a ...
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How should we sort out this question that was closed as a duplicate of another closed question?

The question "Were Grungs created for 5e or did they exist before this edition?" has been closed as a duplicate of a question that was closed as unclear. However, that leaves us now with a question ...
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Should we reverse the duplication of these questions about simultaneous readied actions?

What happens when 2 readied actions trigger at the same time? the more recent question has been marked as a duplicate of How are simultaneously-triggered Readied actions resolved?. However, I think ...
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Marking duplicates in a chain?

I'm not entirely sure how to phrase this question. I originally created this question: Is Power Word Kill's save DC from the Orcus' lair a typo?, which stems from a typo found in MToF. It was ...
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Should this question actually be marked as duplicate?

I have marked Can you Contingency a spell from a Ring of Spell Storing? as a duplicate of Can Contingency be used with a spell cast from an Ioun Stone?, but there was some disagreement in chat as to ...
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Is a question that relies on another question for an answer a duplicate?

This is related to this question. The title of this new question"Does Sunlight Sensitivity impose disadvantage from Holy Nimbus" is definitely a different question from the older question "Does Holy ...
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Should/can we change the Duplicate notification?

Currently, the duplicate notification says This question already has an answer here: and links to the "original" question. I find this, at least, misleading, considering we close questions as ...
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Multiple questions about re-roll ability interactions with critical rolls

These are all questions asking about re-roll abilites (such as the lucky feat) and critical successes or failures. Can Lucky be used on an attack roll if the roll is a 'Nat 1'? (Today; ...
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Old Question about Cantrip Level is limited in scope

While this question: How can I tell how many damage dice to roll for an NPCs cantrip? does have a duplicate here: At what level do monsters cast cantrips?, the example for the older question limited ...
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Question listed as duplicate of wrong other question

Can Eldritch Blast be Twinned? is currently listed as a duplicate of Does a sorcerer's metamagic work for non-sorcerer spells?, but the answer to that question is not correct for this one. It ...
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Should we dupe the older question to this newer question about unarmed attacks and spells?

Should we reverse the duplication on this: Can I cast Blade Ward and then make my monk unarmed strike with a bonus action? and make Can a monk make a bonus unarmed attack after using shocking grasp? ...
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Should I delete an answer I posted too soon before knowing the question was a duplicate? [duplicate]

I ninja-answered the question Can one still deal Non-Lethal Damage if they trigger the Automatic Kill feature? with an answer right before it got closed due to being a duplicate, because I didn't ...
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Forced movement and OA duplicates

I recently created a Q&A (Can I trigger an Opportunity Attack by forcing an opponent to move out of my reach?) for the purposes of having a general question to dupe questions dealing with forced ...
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Should I opt not to create a signpost duplicate for a question that would be opinion-based if asked today?

Today, I started wondering why in 5e, the DMG calculates encounter difficulty as "adjusted XP" which is adjusted by the total number of enemies in the encounter, but doesn't award the adjusted value ...
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Question closed as being already answered — so what's the answer?

How much time does it take to take a move and immediate action when falling out of combat? I've read the linked-to thread three times now, and I still am not clear on the answer to my question. ...
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Can we merge or switch the duplicate of the Crossbow Expert questions?

Crossbow Expert Feat... for Spells? was marked correctly as a duplicate of Does Crossbow Expert's point-blank attack benefit apply to all ranged attacks?. However, the latter only has one ...
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Should an old duplicate of an even older question be newly marked as such?

This 2010 question and this 2014 question are identical. Both have a significant number of upvotes and well-received answers. Should the 2014 question be marked as a duplicate of the 2010 question now ...
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Can we dupe this question about Pathfinder half-humans the other way?

The question in question is To what extent are half-breeds treated as humans? I agree with KRyan that the older question(s), while duplicate, is/are not written or supported nearly as well as the new ...
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Can we Reopen “What happens if you cast Counterspell on a creature that is not casting a spell?”?

I do not think that What happens if you cast Counterspell on a creature that is not casting a spell? is a duplicate of What happens when a caster targets an object that looks like a creature with a ...
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Can we reopen this question that is marked as being a duplicate of two completely different answers?

I think Does a Life Cleric casting Goodberry at higher spell levels get more potent Berries? should be reopened. I have a generic concern with the closure in that it does not seem helpful to mark ...
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If an answer to question A can be found in question B, should we close A as duplicate of B?

Related: Non-duplicate question with answer in another question Should/can we change the Duplicate notification? Situation — there are two different questions Aq and Bq. Question Aq has a specific ...
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Highly-downvoted duplicate questions

I've noticed that this recent question is probably a duplicate of this question. However, as a recent recipient of the 5e gold badge, I'm hesitant to unilaterally close it as a duplicate. I have the ...
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Should those two questions about uncanny dodge be merged?

At first the questioner asked Can you use Uncanny Dodge against extra damage effects?, the first answer does not answer the question to the questioners full satisfaction, so he asked for a specific ...
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Should the [fumbles] and [critical-fail] tags be synonyms?

As the title asks. The two tags, fumbles and critical-fail, are both highly similar. It makes sense for them to be marked as synonyms.
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Are these two questions about Blindsight and the Blinded condition true duplicates?

I asked a question about casters with blindsight and the Blinded condition, which has been marked as duplicate to a question which asks if creatures with blindsight can have the Blinded condition. ...
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Should these questions about Passive/Active checks be marked as duplicates?

Perception Check vs Passive Perception was posted today and was then closed as a dupe of Passive Perception confusion. My concern is that the initial question (along with Does passive perception ...
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When a linked duplicate question has dozens of answers we should be able to link to a specific one

When we mark a question as a duplicate and they are only 75% similar, there is a chance that the answers to the linked questions are not always applicable and thus useless for the questioner. ...
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This question about a problem from a player's perspective is not answered by the linked duplicate question from a DM's perspective

Can you make a single roll multiple times? was marked as duplicate and at first "I failed to open a lock. Now what?" was the only linked 'duplicate' question. Taking a look at its answers I found ...
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Is this question about bonus actions a duplicate?

Today, a question was asked regarding the bonus action granted by the Crossbow Expert feat in D&D 5e. There's been a large amount of contention about whether or not the question is a duplicate of ...
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Are questions about the exact same game mechanism, but across different editions of the game considered duplicates?

As a new(ish) member of this SE, I'm curious of of the duplicate policy as it applies to different games and different editions of games. I've been thinking about asking a question based on my ...