I have just had "Should the [table] tag be removed"? closed as a duplicate of "Can we start cleaning up [table] tag and burninate it ASAP"

The questions that was closed is 2 years old, the question that remains is 2 months old. A case can be made for the newer question being better written, however the older questions has some answers unlike the newer question.

It seems that a lot of people just jumped in after the “first close as duplicate” vote without noticing the difference in the age of the questions – does the UI need changing on the close queue to make the age of questions and number of answers clearer to closers?

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    Actually it's totally legit if the newer question/answers are more complete. I'm pretty sure it was already discussed, let me search... by the way why close-queue tag?! – ShaWiz Dec 10 '13 at 9:22
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  • The linked dupe is perfect example, tons of older questions got closed as its duplicate, including even one posted over three years before. – ShaWiz Dec 10 '13 at 9:25
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    @ShaWizDowArd, look at this case, the newer quesion has no answers. However there are times when it is clearly legit. – Ian Ringrose Dec 10 '13 at 9:26
  • I thought there was a system in place that didn't allow to close as a duplicate when the suggested duplicate has no answers? – Stijn Dec 10 '13 at 9:26
  • @Stijn there is on Stack Overflow, not on Meta. (not sure about other sites) – ShaWiz Dec 10 '13 at 9:27
  • @IanRingrose your case is indeed somewhat different, but I still agree with closing yours (the older) as dupe of the newer, as it's better to "start over" in tag cleanup then resurrecting old posts. – ShaWiz Dec 10 '13 at 9:31
  • @ShaWizDowArd, maybe the "This question has been asked before and already has an answer. " text that is used when a quesion is closed as a duplicate needs changing, or a differnt close reason for combiniing quesions on meta is needed – Ian Ringrose Dec 10 '13 at 10:04
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    @IanRingrose agree about wording, better changed to something like "This question has been already asked and got answer" to address those cases. (or "asked elsewhere" maybe?) – ShaWiz Dec 10 '13 at 11:20

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