I often see Schengen questions being answered without first checking if a duplicate exists. This harms the structure of the website as instead of linking to a single canonical we're seeing several questions on the same topic with several different answers.

I would therefore like to remind everyone that 95% of all Schengen questions have already been answered and linked in our Community Wiki on Schengen questions. Kindly take a look there before answering a new question and vote to close if a duplicate already exists. If not, post your answer and add that question to the Community Wiki.

Thank you.

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    Do you mean 95% of the ones that have so far been asked? Surely you aren't claiming that you know how many Schengen questions could be asked. (Though I wouldn't be surprised at duplicates, as the "suggested duplicate" feature never fails to give me lots of false positives but rarely an actual duplicate).
    – WGroleau
    Commented Sep 1, 2017 at 18:36
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    @WGroleau I'm saying that on average 95% of all new questions that we get are duplicates. Obviously I cannot predict the future but that's a very strong guess from seeing hundreds of questions.
    – JonathanReez Mod
    Commented Sep 1, 2017 at 18:39
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    OK, 95% of the new ones. Got it!
    – WGroleau
    Commented Sep 1, 2017 at 19:03
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    Maybe y'all could use a mechanism similar to tag warnings but on answers instead of questions? I.e. something like if the question is tagged schengen then clicking the answer box will bring up a prompt with a link to the CW you mentioned, and a short message along the lines of this post?
    – E.P.
    Commented Sep 10, 2017 at 21:23
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    @E.P. feel free to post this proposal as a separate meta question :)
    – JonathanReez Mod
    Commented Sep 15, 2017 at 12:47
  • @Jonathan I don't know enough about this site to make a proposal that takes site culture into account (or use this site enough to really invest into it), but if you think it's interesting then I'm happy to brainstorm.
    – E.P.
    Commented Sep 15, 2017 at 12:49
  • I saw the title and thought: "Only 5% more to go! Let's get going and answer the rest!"
    – Makyen
    Commented Sep 25, 2017 at 21:29


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