On Ask Different, I marked How to 'linkify' plain text URLs (locally) on the Mac? as a duplicate of Make urls in plain text files into clickable links, because of the reasons described in the answers to Should I vote to close a duplicate question, even though it's much newer, and has more up to date answers?. However, it wasn't that way apparently and the other question that I marked as a duplicate was the original question.

Should I be listed for closing this a duplicate?

  • You're saying that you voted to close A as a dupe of B, and in the end B was closed as a dupe of A? And you never voted on B? – Kate Gregory May 19 '17 at 17:01
  • @KateGregory Correct. – haykam May 19 '17 at 17:03

No. Because it just doesn't work that way.

In essence, you let folk (a mod?, other users?) know that A was a duplicate of B - and while that push it into the review queue, there's clearly a dispute over whether you were right or not.

I wouldn't say he chose poorly1, but you didn't choose well either. It's fine. No one's going to really blame you (unless this was a review queue - and they don't test you on dupes as far as I know). I'd even go as far as saying it's one of the few VERY subjective things SE is fine with.

I would not say you voted that way, when you voted another way.

1: Yeah, I love that movie too much.

  • This answer, unlike the other, actually explains. Have an upvote. – haykam May 20 '17 at 16:37

You voted to close A as a dupe of B, and in the end B was closed as a dupe of A. And you never voted on B. Therefore I would not expect to see you listed in the close-voters for B.

Do you?

  • Yes, I would, actually. – haykam May 20 '17 at 0:11
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    Can you explain why? You did not vote to close B. You expressed (on A) an opinion about the sameness of A and B but it's not a transitive opinion. For example specific questions are often closed as dupes of generals but you could never close the general as a dupe of the specific. – Kate Gregory May 20 '17 at 1:20

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