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Why we do not refuel and assemble in orbit? - Space Exploration Meta Stack Exchange

Why we do not refuel and assemble in orbit? - Space Exploration Meta Stack Exchange

are identical posts.

I tried to flag the second as a duplicate of the first, but couldn't because it claimed: "Your search returned no matches; please try a different search":

> Your search returned no matches; please try a different search

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    I always use the whole url in that search box, in this case https://space.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1624 and that works for me.
    – rene
    Commented Sep 20, 2020 at 13:06
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    Unlike ordinary duplicates, one of those should be deleted, there's no point keeping both. It's a result of a bug allowing people to click the submit button twice in a row, and no server side check to prevent the double posting. So this is a "sub bug" - a bug which is direct result of another bug. Commented Sep 20, 2020 at 13:10
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    actually both need to be gone. They're both on meta. Commented Sep 20, 2020 at 13:42
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    So while it may be a real bug, the proper action isn't a dupe closure. Its a normal closure/deletion Commented Sep 20, 2020 at 13:44
  • @JourneymanGeek Where on Meta? Meta SE?
    – Ollie
    Commented Sep 20, 2020 at 14:07
  • Look closer. They asked a main site question on that site's meta. Twice Commented Sep 20, 2020 at 14:08
  • @JourneymanGeek yeah, you're right.
    – Ollie
    Commented Sep 20, 2020 at 14:38
  • This seems to be the same bug I found many years ago. It is not related to the fact that the title is the same but rather because neither question has been answered. You can see this is the case by editing the title of one of the questions.
    – Laurel
    Commented Sep 20, 2020 at 16:58

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