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I asked a duplicate question and the community flagged it as duplicate. So I accepted it as duplicate. Now what? Am I supposed to delete it? I ask this because even after accepting that it is a duplicate, people are down voting.

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  • @Catijan, yes it does! – daltonfury42 Jun 2 '15 at 5:38
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    Oh the irony. :P – Scimonster Jun 2 '15 at 8:28
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Well, if they are really duplicates and they have no answer, they are probably not of that much value to the community. Hence you could delete them. Note that duplicates has a significant value in finding the duplicate question. Your question might contain keywords the original doesn't have, so keep them if you wish.

I should warn you though that asking multiple duplicate questions may lead to a question ban (deleting posts do count toward a question ban too). The problem with those questions is: there usually isn't much to improve so they get reopened which may get you out of a ban.

So instead of worrying whether you should delete them or not, worry about asking questions that are a duplicate. That is much worse than actually deleting them.

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