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Under Google Webmaster Tools > HTML Improvements > Duplicate title tags

I can see 800 duplicates listed. They are not exact duplicates but rather pages as shown below:

/questions/0?page=1058&sort=asc&order=Solution
/questions/0?page=1080
/questions/0?page=1194
/questions/0?page=1350&sort=desc&order=Category
/questions/0?page=1405&sort=desc&order=Reads
/questions/0?page=1597&sort=asc&order=Author
/questions/0?page=1609&sort=asc&order=Category
/questions/0?page=168&sort=desc&order=Reads
/questions/0?page=1683&sort=asc&order=Reads
/questions/0?page=1962&sort=asc&order=Posted%20date
/questions/0?page=2131&sort=asc&order=Author
/questions/0?page=2132&sort=asc&order=Author
/questions/0?page=334&sort=desc&order=Node%20Nid

How can I fix them and not have them displayed in Google Webmaster Tools as duplicates, since they are different pages?

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Open the HTML (open link -> view page source) and check what is between <title> and </title>. Is it the same? make sure you change the code to make each different. –  Noam Aug 13 '13 at 20:04

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It appears from your question (if I edited it correctly) that Google Webmaster Tools is indicating you have duplicate title tags for multiple pages.

If you want to fix these errors, you'd have to supply a different title for each page. See this for more on that: Google Webmaster Tools - Site title.

Alternatively, you can chose to block these pages from being indexed by using the following meta tag in them, as covered here: Google Webmaster Tools - Using meta tags to prevent robots from indexing a page on your site.

<meta name="robots" content="noindex">

Or you can block the entire /questions/ directory from being crawled by adding this to your robots.txt file:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /questions/
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