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As a measure to prevent resubmissions of trashed or withheld content, as well as accidental duplicate game pages, perhaps we should employ a filter that picks up when a submission's title is exactly the same as or similar to something that is already on the site. 

For example, let's say someone just joins and goes to add a game page titled, "counter strike global offensive" (which does happen all the time), when they go to submit it, something would show up before they finalize the submission that would say something along the lines of, "Did you mean [this submission]?".

This still would give everyone the freedom to submit something as they wish, but would also prevent mistakes like this or this or this or this or this or this. As an added bonus to this, like I said earlier, this would also prevent resubmissions of trashed or withheld content as well. What do you guys think?

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    Well, if you think that could work well then yea sure
    As of right now though the search function doesn't seem to have any ability to account for misspellings so I have my doubts
    Also I think it's safe to say the kind of person who thinks they need to create a new game page for cs:go in the year of our lord two-thousand and nineteen is probably also the kind to dismiss the suggestion and create the page anyway, so at best you're reducing the problem but never solving it.

    I'd still very heavily argue in favor of placing new pages into a temporary state until they've been approved - which tom suggested when clarifying why taking a more heavy-handed approach could be disadvantageous, but didn't follow up on
    I don't know what the moderation tools look like, but I'd say the best solution would be keep them in a temp state and give mods the option of approving, removing or merging them with existing pages
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