EDIT: This is NOT a duplicate of the other question, as this is a feature request.

Expected wording:

Your post has been associated with a similar question. If that question doesn’t resolve your question, edit this question.

Also, the Delete question button should be removed as it would lead to a question ban.

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For this question, it has a wrong duplicate. The feedback recommends asking a new one. Why do we have to re-create the same question? Can we have a button as Not a Duplicate?

This alert box seems to be appropriate. enter image description here

  • So there is no need to ask a new question? Sep 26, 2020 at 12:32
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    The "Edit Question" button already is the "Not A Duplicate" button. If you don't think the dupe-target answers your question, you can edit your question to explain why the dupe-target doesn't answer your question.
    – F1Krazy
    Sep 26, 2020 at 13:32
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    "The feedback recommends asking a new one" The feedback is misleading. "ask a new one" means (or at least should mean) a different one. This has been reported multiple times and gets mistaken a lot but for some reason hasn't been changed. If you believe your question isn't a duplicate, edit it and explain exactly how it's different from the target dup.
    – 41686d6564
    Sep 26, 2020 at 13:42
  • @41686d6564, that for closed, it's about duplicate Oct 25, 2020 at 13:00
  • @SmartManoj A duplicate question is a closed question. Being duplicate is one of the reasons the community chooses when closing a question. If you look at your screenshot above of the post notice, it says "Closed 2 mins ago".
    – 41686d6564
    Oct 25, 2020 at 13:55
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    Alternate duplicate as to this being a FR: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/309996/…
    – Luuklag
    Oct 25, 2020 at 15:31
  • "The "Edit Question" button already is the "Not A Duplicate" button" - It doesn't make that clear. The instructions literally say "if this doesn't answer your question, ask a new one". The instructions should say "If this doesn't answer your question, click the Edit button to clarify what you're asking". Jul 5, 2022 at 0:56

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No. The Edit button already does this. If you think that your question is not a duplicate, then edit it and explain that (and how) the duplicate target doesn't answer your question.

  • this answer should be included in the feedback Oct 25, 2020 at 13:01
  • I agree with @SmartManoj. The instructions literally tell you to ask a new question (not edit the current question) if the similar question doesn't answer your question. Jul 5, 2022 at 0:57

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