There are too many sugar daddy questions and as far as I can tell, they are all the same. There are ten questions with the sugar daddy tag on the current first page. This is not only ridiculous, but gives a bad impression of the site.

Can we have all new questions tagged with sugar daddy or with sugar daddy in the title be listed as possible duplicates of all the older sugar daddy questions, and automatically closed?

This may seem to some that we are abandoning innocent, hapless young women to predators, but if they see a bunch of questions essentially identical to their own, and the answers to those earlier questions, won't that be a sufficient clue? If not, so what?

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    The flood was caused by me, as I re-tagged a bunch of questions lacking the sugar-daddy tag. Commented Dec 26, 2019 at 8:28
  • @Rodrigo de Azevedo That's a relief! It must have been a quite chore.
    – ab2
    Commented Dec 26, 2019 at 14:16
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    Certainly not a chore. It made for amusing Christmas reading. Commented Dec 26, 2019 at 23:48
  • Are you looking at the question list with the Newest sorter, or with the Active sorter? Even if you select "Active" in the "Questions" sort, the stack homepage will sort on "Active". Commented Dec 28, 2019 at 21:21
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    I was looking at the page that came up when I clicked on PF&M. Anyway, the answer from Roderigo is satisfactory. These things happen.
    – ab2
    Commented Dec 28, 2019 at 21:30

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As Rodrigo already noted, the 'sudden flood' was due to edits, in this case to add the tag to these posts. The issue of edit-bumping has already had some discussion, and the answer was to view via the question tab vs the home tab AND also select the "Newest" tab (rather than the "Active" tab) in the horizontal bar.

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In most cases, the edit-bumper has good intentions with undesired consequences. The effect is short-lived, helps to index the site, and make it easier for members to follow areas of interest.

To the issue of closing and/or deleting - from 2016 -

Could we create a common answer to all those “is this a scam?” questions?

and the more recent June, 2019 -

Should we have canonical scam questions?

On viewing this recent one, and a comment on your answer there -

“Sugar daddy” seems to be the ultimate clickbait title phrase. But honestly, the question is causing no problems. Yes, if you can find an exact duplicate (which I don’t think would be too hard), feel free to suggest it. And downvoting is certainly appropriate if you don’t like the question. It is also very easy to ignore questions that don’t interest you. But the site benefits from participation, and it is good to see people participating on questions like this. I bet the HNQ is what brought you here from your other sites, and we’d love to have more users like you here.

I would be happy to have members look at the list of sugar-daddy questions and help quantify the attributes that can offer maybe 3-5 questions that are the target of a fair 'closed as duplicate of....'. In other words, a new question is closed as it is one of these cited. I'd imagine this would help throttle the new ones remaining open a bit. Still, there might be a new one that has some unique issue and stays.

The Frequently Answered Questions (by topic) was meant to help a bit with these issues. Both a place to see typical good questions, and to find ones that can be used to support the 'duplicate' vote. In this case, a sugar-daddy set of 3-5 questions can be added under the scam section. To Ben's point in his comment, I'd be very careful when voting to close, it needs to be done kindly, and in a way that lets the asker know that they are not being told to go away, but to read other examples of how we've helped others with similar concerns.


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