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I understand the use of the aged away flags for closing requests for old questions (since standards may have been changed etc.).

In https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/204347/334095 I found that aged away is also used for ""Harassment, bigotry, or abuse" and "rude & abuse" flags after 4 day (not sure why, but I am okay with it).

However, I do not see why duplicate flags should be marked as aged away.

For example, I think Making navigation links highlight when relevant element passes underneath it, using JavaScript/JQuery? which is a less readable duplicate of Change Active Menu Item on Page Scroll?

Both questions are only 5 months apart. Marking posts as duplicate is not rewarded in any way, so it only happens by chance.

I think in this case its a clear duplicate, and a duplicate note on the first question would be very helpful. My duplicate flag was marked as aged away unfortunatly.

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    When the flag age away, the comment is not deleted. Others can see this and cast new flag. – Shadow The Dragon Wizard Aug 13 at 11:53
  • Although you've used the word flagged I guess with enough rep to close vote on SO you actually voted to close as a duplicate? It might be worth clarifying because while I've had a lot of flags age away I know close votes do expire but can't remember after how long and how it's displayed. – PeterJ Aug 13 at 12:05
  • @PeterJ I am pretty sure I flagged it by pressing on "flag" and then on "a duplicate...". I found the flag in my profile under activity tab "x helpful flags" - although the duplicate flag was not appreciated as helpful. – Adam Aug 13 at 12:14
  • @ShaWiz marking a question from 2011 as a duplicate happens once in a lifetime I guess :) – Adam Aug 13 at 12:39
  • I wonder why the Meta effect hasn't yet kicked in... – Luuklag Aug 13 at 12:42
  • @Luuklag meta effect is over-rated... :) – Shadow The Dragon Wizard Aug 13 at 12:56
  • @PeterJ I just flagged another question as duplicate by clicking in the flag => "a duplicate" then selecting the duplicate, and then I have to click "vote to close". Its seems its not possible on SO to flag for duplicate without closing. The aged away was probably on the closing vote. – Adam Aug 14 at 6:36

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