Some people when receiving "Possible duplicate" comment (if someone voted to close the question as a duplicate), take it personally and put angry comments, that historically their question was asked first, and shouldn't be closed.
Lack of clarity causes new questions to be raised such as Shouldn't the newer questions be marked as duplicate and not the earlier ones?

It will be good to add information/help icon (i) with the link to a clarification page to be like

Possible duplicate (i) of Generic TryParse

or just make Possible duplicate clickable

Possible duplicate of Generic TryParse

The clarification page can be meta question Should I vote to close a duplicate question, even though it's much newer, and has more up to date answers? or a new service center help page with a similar content.

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    I disagree adding this to the comment. However, this can be added to the banner only the OP can see – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Aug 3 '16 at 12:45
  • @ShadowWizard: I prefer to have help link visible to everyone, who is curious what "possible duplicate" means. But explanation to author of closing question is better than nothing. You can write your idea as an answer. – MiFreidgeim SO-stop being evil Aug 4 '16 at 12:44
  • @ShadowWizard, Please see an example stackoverflow.com/questions/6676245/… ,that not only authors need explanation, why date is not essential, when determine a duplicate – MiFreidgeim SO-stop being evil Aug 8 '16 at 12:28
  • Well, since you also offer a way without any noise (linking existing text) this might not be a bad idea. – Shadow Wizard is Ear For You Aug 8 '16 at 12:35

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