Lets not kid ourselves by saying we close duplicates. We in fact are not closing duplicates. Two of the more prominent questions regard the

  • PPI/DPI on digital images meant for web use
  • The conflation issue (typically white lines in between 2 shapes)

These questions pop up on a timely manner 1-3 times a month and quite often we do not in fact mark them as duplicates.

How exactly is it good for us to not mark them as duplicates?

  • We need a single canonical answer for the conflation issue; it comes up so often and there's already a few decent dupes but I can either never find them or just don't know which one to use... the resolution issue is, well, not as easy (as seen by your previous meta attempt) :)
    – Cai
    Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 9:48
  • And to answer your title question... many many times :(
    – Cai
    Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 9:53

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It isn't. We should mark these as duplicates, provided there is a good Q&A to refer the dupes to. I'm open to suggestions.

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    Also, if there is no good Q&A for this, we can make a canonical one that is intended to be the target question for duplicate closure.
    – Wrzlprmft Mod
    Commented Jan 16, 2017 at 10:14

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