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I agree that if the notice is only visible to the OP, then it should say so. A newbie would assume that it's visible to everyone.

This is my suggestion for the notice that the OP would see.

Someone has raised the possibility that your question is a duplicate of a question that already exists. This notice is only visible to you, the author of this question, until the the community decides if it is as a duplicate or not.

Your question may already have an answer here:

(List of possible duplicate questions here)

Possible Actions

  • If you agree that your question is a duplicate, you can vote to mark your question as a duplicate (only visible if the OP has sufficient reputation)
  • If you disagree that your question is a duplicate, you can edit your question to distinguish it from other questions, and/or
  • Leave a comment on your question explaining why you believe that your question is not a duplicate.

Related information

The message makes it clear that it's only visible to the OP. The "already have an answer" message says "your", talking directly to the OP. It lists possible actions, so the OP doesn't feel helpless, and it lists links to related Help Center articles.

The text seems a bit long, but perhaps the "actions" and "related information" sections could start out collapsed, but be expandable.

Someone has raised the possibility that your question is a duplicate of a question that already exists. This notice is only visible to you, the author of this question, until the the community decides if it is as a duplicate or not.

Your question may already have an answer here:

(List of possible duplicate questions here)

> Possible Actions

> Related information

I think this would help to prevent a new poster from:

  • Getting irritated that the big box is there for everyone to see.
  • Flagging that it's not a duplicate when it has not been marked duplicate yet.
  • Feeling embarrassed and abandoning SO / whichever SE site for good.

Also, this feature request appears to be applicable network-wide, not just to SO.

I agree that if the notice is only visible to the OP, then it should say so. A newbie would assume that it's visible to everyone.

This is my suggestion for the notice that the OP would see.

Someone has raised the possibility that your question is a duplicate of a question that already exists. This notice is only visible to you, the author of this question, until the the community decides if it is as a duplicate or not.

Your question may already have an answer here:

(List of possible duplicate questions here)

Possible Actions

  • If you agree that your question is a duplicate, you can vote to mark your question as a duplicate (only visible if the OP has sufficient reputation)
  • If you disagree that your question is a duplicate, you can edit your question to distinguish it from other questions, and/or
  • Leave a comment on your question explaining why you believe that your question is not a duplicate.

Related information

The message makes it clear that it's only visible to the OP. The "already have an answer" message says "your", talking directly to the OP. It lists possible actions, so the OP doesn't feel helpless, and it lists links to related Help Center articles.

The text seems a bit long, but perhaps the "actions" and "related information" sections could start out collapsed, but be expandable.

Someone has raised the possibility that your question is a duplicate of a question that already exists. This notice is only visible to you, the author of this question, until the the community decides if it is as a duplicate or not.

Your question may already have an answer here:

(List of possible duplicate questions here)

> Possible Actions

> Related information

I think this would help to prevent a new poster from:

  • Getting irritated that the big box is there for everyone to see.
  • Flagging that it's not a duplicate when it has not been marked duplicate yet.
  • Feeling embarrassed and abandoning SO / whichever SE site for good.

Also, this feature request appears to be applicable network-wide, not just to SO.

I agree that if the notice is only visible to the OP, then it should say so. A newbie would assume that it's visible to everyone.

This is my suggestion for the notice that the OP would see.

Someone has raised the possibility that your question is a duplicate of a question that already exists. This notice is only visible to you, the author of this question, until the the community decides if it is as a duplicate or not.

Your question may already have an answer here:

(List of possible duplicate questions here)

Possible Actions

  • If you agree that your question is a duplicate, you can vote to mark your question as a duplicate (only visible if the OP has sufficient reputation)
  • If you disagree that your question is a duplicate, you can edit your question to distinguish it from other questions, and/or
  • Leave a comment on your question explaining why you believe that your question is not a duplicate.

Related information

The message makes it clear that it's only visible to the OP. The "already have an answer" message says "your", talking directly to the OP. It lists possible actions, so the OP doesn't feel helpless, and it lists links to related Help Center articles.

The text seems a bit long, but perhaps the "actions" and "related information" sections could start out collapsed, but be expandable.

Someone has raised the possibility that your question is a duplicate of a question that already exists. This notice is only visible to you, the author of this question, until the the community decides if it is as a duplicate or not.

Your question may already have an answer here:

(List of possible duplicate questions here)

> Possible Actions

> Related information

I think this would help to prevent a new poster from:

  • Getting irritated that the big box is there for everyone to see.
  • Flagging that it's not a duplicate when it has not been marked duplicate yet.
  • Feeling embarrassed and abandoning SO / whichever SE site for good.

Also, this feature request appears to be applicable network-wide, not just to SO.

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I agree that if the notice is only visible to the OP, then it should say so. A newbie would assume that it's visible to everyone.

This is my suggestion for the notice that the OP would see.

Someone has raised the possibility that your question is a duplicate of a question that already exists. This notice is only visible to you, the author of this question, until the the community decides if it is as a duplicate or not.

Your question may already have an answer here:

(List of possible duplicate questions here)

Possible Actions

  • If you agree that your question is a duplicate, you can vote to mark your question as a duplicate (only visible if the OP has sufficient reputation)
  • If you disagree that your question is a duplicate, you can edit your question to distinguish it from other questions, and/or
  • Leave a comment on your question explaining why you believe that your question is not a duplicate.

Related information

The message makes it clear that it's only visible to the OP. The "already have an answer" message says "your", talking directly to the OP. It lists possible actions, so the OP doesn't feel helpless, and it lists links to related Help Center articles.

The text seems a bit long, but perhaps the "actions" and "related information" sections could start out collapsed, but be expandable.

Someone has raised the possibility that your question is a duplicate of a question that already exists. This notice is only visible to you, the author of this question, until the the community decides if it is as a duplicate or not.

Your question may already have an answer here:

(List of possible duplicate questions here)

> Possible Actions

> Related information

I think this would help to prevent a new poster from:

  • Getting irritated that the big box is there for everyone to see.
  • Flagging that it's not a duplicate when it has not been marked duplicate yet.
  • Feeling embarrassed and abandoning SO / whichever SE site for good.

Also, this feature request appears to be applicable network-wide, not just to SO.