After removing a duplicate flag, I am unable to flag the question as "should be closed...". I am guessing this is because the duplicate flag is under "should be closed...". Is this intended? If so, why?


Both are considered "recommend closure" flags. The duplicate reason is also one of the close reasons with which a post can be closed, and once you retract a close flag for any reason, you can't flag it again, for any reason.

The fact that there's a separate option to link straight to the duplicate reason can make this a little confusing, but as your link says, both are considered under the umbrella of "recommend closure" flags.

There is no bug here; this is .

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  • Thank you. It makes sense what you've said I guess I just disagree with the duplicate being grouped together with the other reasons to close. Duplicate indicates that the question is valid but already answered elsewhere, the other close flags indicate that the question is not valid for whatever reason. – frobinsonj Jun 27 '19 at 14:49
  • @frobinsonj In the end, we want the same effect: no more new answers. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Jun 27 '19 at 14:52

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