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I have seen same question but on different stackExchange.

What should I do now to eliminate same/repeated question?

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When I notice this, I leave a comment under each version: "cross-posted on [the other site], with a link to it". This at least tells those who are considering writing an answer that their work may be redundant.

I also suggest to the author that cross-posting is discouraged and they should ask on one site at a time.

These comments usually have enough effect: one of copies gets either closed, or deleted, or migrated.

  • Thank you @Sally :) – Joomler Feb 22 '16 at 5:49
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    Caution should be exercised before closing, deleting or migrating duplicate questions while the Joomla Stack Exchange website is still in "BETA". – Neil Robertson Feb 22 '16 at 11:36
  • Thanks @NeilRobertson, I have seen few questions repeated in SO and JSE sites. I have just written the comment. should i raise delete/closed flag as well? – Joomler Feb 24 '16 at 6:32
  • I'd exercise caution when deleting a post in favour of a post on JSE or migrating a question to JSE as until we are out of Beta, it's my understanding that all the answers could be lost. – Neil Robertson Feb 26 '16 at 0:39

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