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This question already has an answer here:

If someone already flagged a question as duplicate and there is already the auto-generated "possible duplicate" comment visible, like for example:

possible duplicate of How to compare Strings in Java

Is upvoting this duplicate-comment considered as a flag-as-duplicate or should I also flag the question?

For the case the upvote of the dupl-comment is not considered as a flag-as-duplicate: Maybe it should? It would be more convenient than clicking through the flagging menus. Also I think an upvote of the dupl-comment is a pretty clear expression already that the user agrees that it is a duplicate.

see also the related question here: Auto-generate the "possible duplicate" comment when question is flagged as a duplicate

marked as duplicate by Laurel, iBug, ale, Ward, Nathan Tuggy Jan 24 '18 at 17:19

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  • I will upvote the duplicate comment, if it is helpful. E.g. it helps to answer the question. I am NOT saying by the upvote that it provides an answer to the complete question. E.g I may upvote the comment even if I don't think it is a true dupicate. – Ian Ringrose Mar 4 '15 at 9:29
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Since the comment was generated by a flag (or vote) to close, adding another flag of the same kind would be without a consequence anyway. Close votes have a cumulative effect, flags do not.

You can still upvote if you feel the duplicate is spot on; though this is not of much consequence either.

  • So I would anyway waste my time to flag a question as duplicate that has been already flagged as dupl before? – donfuxx Mar 19 '14 at 19:22
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    @donfuxx Basically yes. Okay, there is one consequence: your flag will be marked as helpful (automatically) if the reviewers agree with it; and this will improve your flagging record, perhaps increasing the number of flags you can cast per day in the future. Whether or not that's worth your time, I wouldn't know. – How About a Nice Big Cup of Mar 19 '14 at 19:26
  • Not any more as flags now timeout after 14 days. – Ian Ringrose Mar 4 '15 at 9:29
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No, upvoting a comment is not flagging.

And it should not be. We don't want people not knowing that flag post implicitly by upvoting comments. Let's keep upvoting and flagging seperate to avoid a mess. We already have enough invalid flags in the queue.

If you don't have the time to make 3 click to flag a post then you should not do it at all since you might act too fast anyway.

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    I see the point that it is not wanted that users trigger a flag without knowing it. But maybe this is an exception, because if someone upvotes the dupl-comment he also agrees to the statement that the question is a duplicate? (what else could be the reason for upvoting such comment?) – donfuxx Mar 19 '14 at 19:32
  • @donfuxx, I will upvote the duplicate comment, if it is helpful. E.g. it helps to answer the question. I am NOT saying by the upvote that it provides an answer to the complete question. E.g I may upvote the comment even if I don't think it is a true dupicate. – Ian Ringrose Mar 4 '15 at 9:30

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