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We all know the phenomenon that OPs repeat their question when they don't get answers on the first one. When I see this, I mark as duplicate, but then this text is tacked to the question:

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Well, the problem is, the first question doesn't have an answer (that's exactly the OP's problem) and the last thing I want them to do is ask a new question!

Could we have the option when we mark as duplicate, to indicate that the question is a repetition? A repeated question should have a text that encourages the OP to edit the original question.

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    I prefer to simply ditch the "already has an answer" in case there are no answers. OP sees a different banner already, as explained in this answer. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 14 '14 at 9:20
  • @ShadowWizard But then they will still feel legislated to ask a new question. – Gert Arnold Dec 14 '14 at 9:25
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    True, but adding whole new mechanism is a huge overkill in my opinion. Changing to what Kate Gregory suggested in the other question should "solve" this as well, without complicating the system. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Dec 14 '14 at 9:29
  • @ShadowWizard OK, better, and I could live with that if my suggested change is overly complicated. I'd still prefer them to edit the original question though, because that doesn't need reopening. – Gert Arnold Dec 14 '14 at 10:18
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    Darn! Duplicate! Wait, I'm gonna ask again.... – Gert Arnold Dec 15 '14 at 7:41

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