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Never-ending Trivia > Do we delete duplicate questions?

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

I am sorry if this has already been asked, I looked around but couldn't find it in the discussion topics and I didn't see anything in the librarian's manual either.

I am taking the Never-ending trivia concerning a book I just finished called Water for Elephants. I noticed many of the questions are the same. A few ask what job Jacob had, what was the name of Walter's dog, Why wasn't Jacob able to finish his semester at Cornell, etc. Do we delete these duplicate questions? Or are they left as they are?

message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Just giving this a little bump. :)

message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45034 comments Mod
It depends. ;)

There's no way to combine questions, so personally I'd only delete ones if one of the duplicates had fairly few responses or was otherwise clearly the one to go.

message 4: by Moloch (new)

Moloch | 3402 comments I'd delete the one that has fewer responses.

message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) | 2413 comments I've never deleted one if it has any responses.

message 6: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl What about duplicate questions, which have duplicate multiple choice answers?

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message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45034 comments Mod
Since there is no way to merge questions, we don't usually delete them just for being repeats.

message 8: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Um, if I see a brand new question (only a handful of answers) that has been duplicated (by the same person) then I have deleted the first one (on the grounds that the second one must be a tweak).

I agree with Rivka about these two, I wouldn't touch them.

message 9: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45034 comments Mod
I don't disagree, in that very specific case.

message 10: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Can we delete one of these, since they're by the same person, and have identical answers?

message 11: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45034 comments Mod
Got one.

message 12: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Awesome.

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