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I came across a question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4114745/resources-on-learning-to-develop-android-apps which is closed as a duplicate of https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1114287/good-book-for-beginning-android-development and https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3350447/the-best-book-for-programming-in-android. Both of these questions are deleted. In this case, how the future visitors will be benefited by the "Possible Duplicates" links?

marked as duplicate by Bart, Mat, ben is uǝq backwards, Lucifer, hims056 Jun 10 '13 at 11:34

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    They won't. I guess the duplicate closure could simply be changed to a "not constructive" one. – Bart Jun 10 '13 at 10:36
  • I think we just need one canonical question across all StackExchange sites that reads "Are book requests on topic? Answer: NO" and we can all link to that everywhere. – JonW Jun 10 '13 at 10:45
  • @JonW: The books tag has been burned and will not come back again :) – Won't Jun 10 '13 at 14:33
  • @Won't That won't stop the questions coming in though. "I have a question about what is the best C++ book... hmm, no 'book' tag so I'll just tag it C++ instead" – JonW Jun 10 '13 at 14:41

In such case just flag that question, select other flagging reason and describe it there. Moderator will handle it properly. Moderator either un-delete the duplicate question (if it is suitable for the site) or re-open the question or delete the current question (if it is also not suitable for the site).

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