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I've seen several of these now, here's an example: CSS3 transitions work in ie.

The question has 3 duplicate votes, and yet, no banner is shown for it ("This question may already have an answer here:"). Why is that? What determines whether a question displays the banner or not? (Or has it been removed and I'm simply not up-to-date?)

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marked as duplicate by Bart, ben is uǝq backwards, Madara Uchiha, hims056, ChrisF Feb 23 '13 at 22:53

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Probably a bug, indeed. – Martijn Pieters Feb 23 '13 at 21:16
The behaviour has been changed:… – Bart Feb 23 '13 at 21:19
up vote 7 down vote accepted

we're now only showing the pre-closure banner "This question may already have an answer here" to the question owner. No one else, not even mods, will see it until after the question is closed.
                                                                                                                        --Jarrod Tiberius Dixon

Basically, there was some valid concern that it got in the way / encouraged pile-on votes / lacked a good, similarly-prominent venue for disagreement when displayed to all potential close-voters. So we're back to comments for everyone except the asker, who gets a big (hopefully helpful) banner informing him that his answer is in another castle.

If you look at that question now, you should see the banner.

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Interestingly, even this can be confusing, this time for the OP, who doesn't realise that not everybody can see what has transpired to be an invalid dup-banner:… – Lightness Races in Orbit Mar 11 '13 at 16:30
Yeah, thought hey at least he responded. Nothing like getting a reply a day after you've closed a question wherein the OP finally explains why it's different... – Shog9 Mar 11 '13 at 16:33

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