When one/more users suggest another post answers your question (and there is a banner at the top of the page asking if question title answers your question? Yes/No), what physically happens to your question/on the site if you select Yes?
(For example: is it immediately deleted, is it marked as duplicate, can people still provide answers, etc?)
- In my case, the suggested post partly answers / relates to my question (about 50%) - so I am more happy for my question to be linked to the suggested answer, if that's the outcome(?) (assuming my question isn't then deleted/hidden on the site)
- However, as the post question only partly covers my question (and in addition, several users have provided very helpful and detailed answers to my question), I definitely would not want my question (their contributions) to be deleted, if that's the outcome(?)
Related questions Please note (and for users who wish to read/learn more), there are several answers on the related topic of 'duplicate questions':
- Can we clarify to the OP that their question is not yet closed and the duplicates are only suggestions?
Summary: This is a feature request based on a issue caused by a much older version of SE. It is useful for context, but does not answer the above question specifically.
Note (and de-dupe defence): The lead answer is 6 years old and the "new/updated" UI it shows is out-of-date.
- New UI encourages askers to confirm or dispute duplicate votes
Summary: This is a discussion about making duplicates more clear.
Note (and de-dupe defence): Similar to the above, the lead answer references an old version of SE and the website has since changed. There is one answer that recommends [Change the text on the first button from "That solved my problem!" to "Yes, my question is a duplicate."] but is low-scoring (5 vs. 150+ on lead) and is also from 6+ years ago - so unclear if this is what happens or not.
I believe this question is warranted and my intention is to clarify how SE works (in the context of "Does this answer your question?"), and help remove any doubt/confusion for users. (The alternative being for users to continue to read about how SE used to work half a decade ago).