It seems that you can no longer handle duplicates of questions that haven't received an answer through close votes — unless you're a moderator, or both questions are by the same user.
How are we then supposed to handle them, then?
Three Two main possible scenarios that come to mind:
- Questions independently asked within minutes of one another
- Questions that simply did not receive an answer though no fault of the question itself or the community
Repeat questions by people who really want an answer yesterday(fixed)