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Is re-asking a bad question in a better way allowed?

If the original question is unsalvageable (closed, heavily downvoted, perhaps even deleted) then this can be a good course of action. Sometimes the original question might have a valid core-question, ...
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What does it mean when a question is closed as a duplicate by the "community" robot?

This behaviour is explained on this Meta.SE question: If you vote to close your own question as a duplicate of something else... and refresh the page, you'll see the "your question may already ...
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Why is this question a duplicate?

The current question, Was now really the right moment for Poland to demand concrete reparations from Germany? [duplicate], and in its earlier forms, focuses on the the Why of the earlier question, ...
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Why was my question on Male Genital Mutilation closed as a duplicate?

There was a comment by the initial close-voter; I can't remember it exactly, but it was to the effect of: The UK and US are similar enough politically that the answer will be the same. ...
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How early is too early to answer a question evaluating a person or policy?

I think it would be possible to ask such question while state a clear point in time for when the question applies. For example: What did President Bob Bobson accomplish on (issue) after one year in ...
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Is re-asking a bad question in a better way allowed?

Disclosure: I wrote that second question. On Politics SE I hestitate more than elsewhere to edit questions, especially if I do not support the political position implicit in the question. I would have ...
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If you ask a question that is similar to another question, but broader, would it be a duplicate?

There is not a consensus in the Stack Exchange community about exactly where to draw the line on duplicate questions. Some people favor a strict definition: A question is a duplicate only if it is ...
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How to deal with a question closed as duplicate when the OP marks several old questions as duplicates?

It appears that the author's intention was to create a dupe-target for general questions about the powers of the British monarch. This is a good intention. When there are question which sound ...
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75828 is a duplicate of 75825

I agree with Nat and won't repeat all his comment points here (he should probably post an answer) that the less leading (title) question posted by kandi and then edited to have some text by Trilarion ...
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Duplicate Question

You should just vote to close the least useful one as a duplicate of the other one. Once you have done that it will get into the close vote queue and other users will be able to help with the process.
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Why was my question on Male Genital Mutilation closed as a duplicate?

Regarding my VTD: your question consisted of two large quotes one from 'My son killed himself after circumcision' - BBC News (2019) and David Reimer - Wikipedia And based on that you ask "Why ...
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Was this duplicate closure correct?

I wasn't the one who marked it as a duplicate, but both questions have the same essence. They're about whether or not Trump's concerns about the Mueller probe are justified. The duplicate ...
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How early is too early to answer a question evaluating a person or policy?

It depends on what the question is about. If it is about something that the person can directly control it is probably safe to ask about it sooner. However if it is about something that the person ...
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