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When a low-rep user want to use an exact duplicate flag (click flag, "it doesn't belong here", then it turns into a close-vote look-alike screen where "exact duplicate" lives) the verbiage is a bit strange.

Trying to flag as duplicate is misleading

"Exact duplicate" doesn't really stem from "doesn't belong here".

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I vote for it being split out; Duplicates are very important, I'd rather have them able to see it rather than giving up or filing an Other flag instead (which they might not bother). It'd increase visibility –  Ben Brocka Apr 17 '12 at 22:39
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... rather than flagging it the wrong way, e.g. one word: "Duplicate." –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Apr 17 '12 at 22:45
    
@BoltClock'saUnicorn you're a mod, you should know the content of all 3,000,000 questions on SO. Just the word "duplicate" should be enough. –  Ben Brocka Apr 17 '12 at 22:49
    
@BenBrocka: You're being sarcastic, aren't you? I can tell. Anyway, don't exaggerate it. There are only 2,948,747 questions on Stack Overflow, perfectly reasonable. 50,000 is a lot to round up by. –  U2744 SNOWFLAKE Apr 17 '12 at 22:51
    
@minitechη Depends how many significant digits you're using. scoff of obvious intellectual superiority –  Ben Brocka Apr 17 '12 at 22:54
    
There's some nice irony in me rounding down 51,253 to 50,000, too. –  U2744 SNOWFLAKE Apr 17 '12 at 22:59
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"Exact duplicate" doesn't really stem from "doesn't belong here". -- Indeed. Some duplicates do belong and serve a useful purpose, especially as search targets. –  Awesome Poodles Apr 17 '12 at 23:56

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Duplicates are important, but shuffling all this around would be quite painful from a coding standpoint.

To give better information scent, what I'd recommend for now is changing the text from

It doesn't belong here

to

It doesn't belong here, or it is a duplicate

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just committed this, will take a few days to go live –  waffles Apr 19 '12 at 6:23

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