We have a ton of questions regarding SIM cards, how to buy and activate one upon arrival in a new country, etc.

About half of the new ones get marked as duplicate, and the other half are nearly duplicates, except they ask about a new region.

Would it be wise to create a master "SIM Card" question, with links to all the others? I envision something such as:


United Kingdom


etc, etc

As new non-duplicate questions are asked, they can be added to the accepted Comunity-Wiki answer.

Is this a good idea? Would it serve better than the existing search function (MHO, yes, it would--else I wouldn't make this suggestion).

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I'd rather mark questions aggressively as duplicate (and encourage people to find duplicates and flag them as so) whenever a new one is asked. A single question with separate countries would be too unwieldy (there are more than 180 countries).

  • Perhaps additionally tagging these questions consistently would help? (I notice the 'simcards' tag has only 2 questions, and 'cellphones' is perhaps too brad?)
    – Flimzy
    Nov 2, 2013 at 14:46
  • @Flimzy Good point about the simcards tag, might need a retagging effort. Nov 3, 2013 at 0:57
  • It looks like the 'simcards' tag is a synonym to 'cellphones', but due to a probable bug, it shows up separately in the list of tags, with a 'x 2'. I might propose un-aliasing it, or coming up with a new tag for sim-card questions...
    – Flimzy
    Nov 3, 2013 at 21:34

I totally support the idea, a wiki with links to different questions will make it simpler even if we want to mark new questions as duplicate. If you ever start making such a post I will help you in adding the links.

For those who think this idea is bad, SO has some nice community wikis full with links to serve similar purposes.

  • That wiki exists: it's the cellphones tag wiki. Nov 3, 2013 at 8:55
  • That SO question is not a good example to take since community wikis are discouraged now, as pointed out in the comments for that question too. We have one too (bike rentals in Europe) but it's considered a legacy question here too. Nov 4, 2013 at 11:17

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