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I recently noticed that there are two very similar flags that can be used, "a duplicate" and "should be closed -> duplicate of".

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They look like they should accomplish the exact same task, and I don't see the point of having both of them. Why do both of these flagging options exist and do they do the same thing?

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There is no difference

The two buttons are just duplicates (pun intended) of each other.

The action that comes from doing [Flag > Duplicate], or [Close > Duplicate], or [Flag > Close > Duplicate] is exactly the same.

  • Do you know why they both exist? – Supa Mega Ducky Momo da Waffle Dec 28 '18 at 18:01
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    Probably just because "why not". Voting to close and raising a flag are two different things, as to how they are handled internally, but they are very similar from the point of view of the user who flags/votes. A user might just find easier, when they find that something is wrong with a question, to just click "flag" and compare the options – Nicola Sap Dec 28 '18 at 18:08

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