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On Workplace.SE (A) How to deal with an employee who ignores you is marked as a duplicate of (B) Teammate ignores and excludes me (at the moment I write this, already 4 votes).

(A) is more recent than (B)

But (A) has much higher scores and more/better answers then (B), so I'd rather see (B) being closed as a dupe of (A). (A) can then be refered back to as the best Q/A available.

What to do?

  1. Voting to leave open will not have the desired effect because the copycat behavior on duplicate flags will quickly get this question 5 close votes

  2. Do nothing, because
    2a. (A) is more recent than (B) and "that's the rule we follow" (assumption)
    2b. questions marked duplicate will remain visible anyway
    2c. other...

  3. Flag for moderator attention with the request to reverse the direction. I will not do that now because (a mod reading) this meta question will probably trigger such an action if this is the desired one.

  4. Other...

[Edit] BTW Duplicate review should have an option to close the other question is very much related, but the two question compared at that time were about equal in weight

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  • 4. ask at per-site-meta - in case if one can't make a compelling justification to reverse dupe direction within flag message limit (500 chars)
    – gnat
    Jan 23 '15 at 15:12
  • ..."2a" says "that's the rule" but it ain't so, as explained in Should I vote to close a duplicate question, even though it's much newer, and has more up to date answers?
    – gnat
    Jan 23 '15 at 15:14
  • @gnat. 1) Updated my 2a 2) Yes, that Q says "vote to close the old one as a duplicate of the new one", but I can only hope others do the same.
    – Jan Doggen
    Jan 23 '15 at 15:21
  • I have just denied the close vote and flagged the other one (the system allows that). Let's see where it goes...
    – Jan Doggen
    Jan 23 '15 at 15:24
  • fate of your flag depends on how clear it is to moderator that newer question is better and how well you presented the case. If it gets declined, you have an option to retry this by opening discussion on Workplace meta
    – gnat
    Jan 23 '15 at 15:53

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