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Hello! I thought it would be a good idea to change the autogenerated “possible duplicate” comment to encourage searching, something like:

Please use the search function before you ask, this was already [asked before](url).

What do you think?

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One issue with this is the user might have searched but did not find the duplicate because they were searching a slightly different term.

I would recommend leaving the text as is.

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Absolutely, it should be more generic. –  Trufa Jan 19 '11 at 17:26

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