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I voted to close a question as dupe Given GPS coordinates in decimals, how can I convert them to degrees in python?

The dupe I found had the answer in C# so it wasn't quite a dupe and poster commented asking for an answer in python.

I then found an exact dupe, in python, - but I can't vote to close again and I can't edit my dupe link in the autogenerated comment because the edit window had passed.

Should dupe comments be editable for longer? Or should there be a mechanism to change a close vote?

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For now, this is by design, but we might revisit when looking at duplicate handling. – Jarrod Dixon Mar 15 '12 at 18:39
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Delete the auto generated comment and then leave a new comment explaining that you've found the real duplicate - include the link to that.

Then, hopefully, the next person to come along will pick your the new link as the duplicate. Other than flagging for a moderator there's not a lot else you can do.

I've just gone and done used your new question as a duplicate now.

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Yes that's what I did - didn't know if that's the 'official' fix – Martin Beckett Mar 15 '12 at 16:42
    
@MartinBeckett It's the only thing you can so, since you cannot change the vote you have already casted. – kiamlaluno Mar 15 '12 at 17:12

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