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Prior to February 2013, the duplicate close reason notice used to have the following wording:

This question covers exactly the same content as earlier questions on this topic; its answers may be merged with another identical question.

This wording was removed in February 2013.

However, I came across this question in the reopen review queue, and the reason box shows that old wording to users who can review the item:

Old description quoted above

This doesn't seem like correct behavior, because:

  • When questions closed as duplicates prior to the above change show up in the queue, I've always seen them have the newer wording in the reason box:

    This question has been asked before and already has an answer.

  • Also, this question was closed in March 2013, after the changes linked above. The newer-style automatic duplicate notice, rather than the old Community user edit, shows the duplicate target.

Why does this specific question show an old close reason in the dialog?

It seems that it's because it's a newer-style closure but the reason ID is somehow 1, not 101. Why is that?

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  • I currently see the current wording. – Luuklag Jun 1 at 9:18
  • @Luuklag The screenshot is from the review link. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Jun 1 at 9:18
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    It shows the current wording in the question itself but the old wording in the review queue. I noticed this too earlier today. – 41686d6564 Jun 1 at 9:18
  • @Mari-LouA I would have used the words "reopen review task" in place of "question" there, but ran into the title length limit. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Jun 1 at 9:26
  • @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog I see this: i.stack.imgur.com/pxPHK.png – Luuklag Jun 1 at 9:26
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    @Luuklag As you voted outside of the review queue, you can't review it. The phrase only shows up if you can review the item. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Jun 1 at 9:28
  • Also shown without the colon that usually separates the close reason from the description. – Ollie Jun 3 at 18:15

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