Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 155 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I asked this question on superuser, and Lee referenced similar question on serverfault in his answer.

I then marked the question for moderator attention and noted it should be closed as a duplicate. I never received a response of any kind. It seems one of three things happened.

  1. A moderator has yet to look at the question after I flagged it (doubtful)
  2. A moderator feels that the question is not a duplicate and simply did not communicate that to me.
  3. I am going about getting my question closed the wrong way.
share|improve this question
    
I'm editing this because you tagged the wrong user... – RSolberg Nov 3 '09 at 21:49

I don't understand your request. You're arguing that cross-site duplicates are grounds for closure?

I'm not sure I agree with that, as the different audiences may have significantly different viewpoints on a question that is "the same".

share|improve this answer
2  
Jeff, Perhaps you need to weigh in at meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4708/… – Justin Dearing Aug 23 '09 at 20:24

Duplicates aren't closed cross-site unless they are migrated to said site beforehand.

The mods on SU are top-notch, and I'm sure they looked at your request and gleefully acted the opposite way for that reason.

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks for the compliment. I am sure the other moderators will appreciate the compliment :) – BinaryMisfit Aug 23 '09 at 20:33
    
Eric, I didn't mean to insult the moderators. I listed possibility one of the trichotomy for completeness. I can see how my wording of possibiltiy two was bad. I'll make a feature request for the ability of a moderator to note that they looked at the flagged post, perhaps with a flag. – Justin Dearing Aug 23 '09 at 20:35
    
@Justin: I'm sure they didn't take it as an insult. I mean, TXI is a little sensitive, but don't worry about Diago, splattne, and HowToGeek. They'll be fine :) – Eric Aug 23 '09 at 20:52

I would not consider the question a cross site duplicate. Questions can be asked on both sites and would most likely get different answers on different sites. As Jeff already mentioned there is no way to close a "cross-site duplicate". We also don't always feedback moderator tags since if there is no action required, there is no need to make others aware a post had been flagged.

If it is however a problem you can have the question deleted. Personally I think it belongs on SU since I have seen at least 4 similar questions already.

share|improve this answer

btw; there's a "close > exact duplicate" feature for marking duplicate questions; flagging may work (depending on a number of factors), but isn't necessarily the primary aim of the "flag > Requires Moderator attention" button.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .