Every now and then, after reading a new question and marking it as a possible duplicate, I end up finding a better candidate for possible duplicate.

Unfortunately, I can't EDIT my vote and update the link of the possible duplicate to point to a better match.

I think it would be great if we could do that.

  • One more reason to really think about this feature-request. – karlphillip Mar 16 '12 at 13:01
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    If you really really have found a better candidate, flag as other and include as much detail as possible about what you're trying to do. Notice how I emphasized as much detail as possible. Anything less and we'll probably skip over the flag. – user1228 Mar 16 '12 at 14:33
  • I understand what you are saying, but that's a lot of effort to fix something so simple. There has to be a simpler way to do it. I don't think this feature-request can be that hard to implement. – karlphillip Mar 16 '12 at 14:35

After it is closed you can click the edit button::

edit button

So when it is closed as duplicate, you can add the question you think is a duplicate as well!

Example where someone edited and added thier own link: Why can we delete the duplicate link?

At the moment there is no way to change what you think the question is a duplicate of once you have voted to close.

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    This is only true post closure. The OP is looking for a solution pre closure. – ChrisF Mar 16 '12 at 13:27
  • @ChrisF I (ninja) edited my answer. – Naftali aka Neal Mar 16 '12 at 13:28

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