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How to deal with similar but not duplicate questions

For example this two cases listed below are different questions but same answers may apply and actually answer both questions. Is there an alternative software for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom? Photo ...
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Is recommending operating systems allowed on this site?

Some voted to close Desktop Linux distribution with the latest GNOME 3? with the following reason: This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a Linux distribution and not about ...
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Closing with 3 votes: Do we want that experiment?

Stack Overflow is running an experiment where 3 close votes are enough to close a question: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/388313/experiment-closing-and-reopening-happens-at-3-votes Should ...
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Should we be closing questions that don't specify an OS?

I've been seeing quite a few questions in the process of being closed as unclear what you're asking, apparently because they don't specify an OS. I've also been voting to close these questions. My ...
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Can there be a too-localized question?

To make this site work we need very specific questions. Requirements that can be measured and answered. Can there be a question with a degree of too specific requirements - meaning requirements that ...
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Migration options for off topic questrions

It is rare that I vote to close a question, but this one was clearly off-topic, so I did. As part of the close process I was given the option to recommend it for migration, but the only available ...
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Would single-vote closure be helpful here?

I recently noticed this on Hardware Recommendations: Testing single-vote closure on Hardware Recs As far as I am concerned, we Software Recommendations is facing a similar problem since long ago (...
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Reputation penalties if someone votes to close a question and it is reopened?

I feel that people often downvote or vote for close far too quickly. The quality is something really different in my humble opinion. If someone votes to close a question without giving a comment I ...
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