The process of identifying and closing questions that are exact duplicates of another question

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Duplicate linked to question with no answers

Today I found something strange, a question that is marked as a duplicate of another question that is closed as off-topic (while IMHO it was not off-topic, but that is a meta off-topic comment in ...
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What is our policy on merging duplicate questions?

Sometimes a duplicate question gets an answer before it gets closed as a duplicate. In some cases this answer is either better than the answer(s) in the "main" question, or at least adds something ...
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Inconsistency with closure and migration

There were two very similar posts on CV - this and the one it (almost) duplicates (at least, if you count the Q in comments, it's a duplicate). I marked the linked one as a duplicate and was in the ...
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Accepting an answer of another/duplicate question

My question turned out to be a duplicate. Yet, it gathered some good answers. However, one of the answers to the other, first, question suits me best. Can I accept it as best answer to my question?
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What should be our policy on duplicate answers?

I recently came across an answer that was copied & pasted in toto from another thread. I think the answer is high-quality--I had upvoted the previous iteration--but I am uncomfortable with this; ...
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Do duplicates count across SE sites?

If a question asked on CV is answered on another SE site, is that a duplicate question?
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Exact duplicate or not: Recent question on mathematics needed for ML

I think this question was closed incorrectly: How to get an introductory understanding of Machine Learning? This asked, "Is a strong background in maths a total requisite for ML? Should I try and fill ...
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Will we soon exhaust questions?

Of course I really don't think that there are so few good statistical questions left to exhaust all questions, I have noticed that I will answer a question and find someone else saying that the ...
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How to stem the tide of duplicate Qs

Please note that I searched on the keywords "duplicate" and "exact-duplicate" before posting this :-) It seems to be a point of pride for some that this site has hosted so many thousand Qs. But ...