Questions with the tag cover duplicate files, duplicate packages, duplicate lines and many more. Even if restricted to a specific usage, I can't think of any advantage of this tag, so I recommend to delete it.

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    I agree. The tag has 0 followers so I doubt any one else thinks it's useful. Jan 21, 2018 at 0:24
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    yes, we don't need duplicates Jan 29, 2018 at 14:04
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    yes, we don't need duplicates
    – DopeGhoti
    Jan 30, 2018 at 21:52
  • Nice that everyone agreed, but now we need someone allowed to actually do it ...
    – Philippos
    Apr 27, 2018 at 10:48

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This tag is ambiguous, but not useless. It conveys information which is relevant in searches. Please do not remove it without replacing it with a more precise tag.

Most uses seem to be about:

  • Looking for identical or similar files → I just created
  • Looking for duplicate lines or fields in a file (this should usually be used together with , but often isn't)

What else?

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