In some close vote reviews (e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/2751077) there are proposed duplicates. However, in the close view, there appear to be zero votes for duplicate. Are duplicates based on actual proposals or are they just selected randomly?

  • I think we should randomly select questions.might help us close old bad ones.
    – Cole Tobin
    Aug 20, 2013 at 6:37

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Close votes aren't the only way to get stuff into the queue - us lowly users with less than 3000 rep can flag things to be closed, which doesn't count as a vote but kicks the question into the close-vote queue anyway. (Close flags used to be shown to mods as well, but that was changed not too long ago.) Presumably this question was flagged as a duplicate.

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