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.
  • I'm editing this because you tagged the wrong user...
    – RSolberg
    Nov 3, 2009 at 21:49

4 Answers 4


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".


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.

  • Thanks for the compliment. I am sure the other moderators will appreciate the compliment :) Aug 23, 2009 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. Aug 23, 2009 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, 2009 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.


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.

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