Why {} == {} is false, but {} + {} == {} + {} is true was part of a First Posts audit. I remember seeing What is the explanation for these bizarre JavaScript behaviours mentioned in the 'Wat' talk for CodeMash 2012? and thought it was a possible duplicate. I went to flag as duplicate and I got the "STOP! Look and Listen." message.

Why was this the incorrect move?

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    Yet another borderline case. When something with that many votes shows up in the review queues, it's usually a good idea to go to the question and take a closer look.
    – Mysticial
    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:57
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    This is why the audits need to be a little more patient. This was already predicted for the close-votes queue. Aug 5, 2013 at 4:57

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It wasn't.

Duplicate scenarios, unfortunately, have the potential to break a lot of our "known good" audits.

I've been caught up by this too. Don't worry about it.


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