For folks who do not have the ability to vote to close questions for specific reasons, you are left with few options. You can add a comment with a link to the duplicate, but if you review the flag options, there really doesn't seem to be a good fit for something like flagging as a duplicate.

I certainly wouldn't use Hate Speech and think flagging for needing moderator attention is rather broad.

Would it be possible to add a text entry next to the needs attention selection or potentially add a duplicate option on the flag menu?

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I think that it's unclear what the flag link actually does. There should be a visual cue indicating that you'll be prompted for a specific option.

I agree that you should be able to include a duplicate link.


Select "requires moderator attention" and there will be a text entry box. You can use that to narrow down specifically what needs to be done.

  • Thanks... Hadn't gone that far!
    – RSolberg
    Commented Jul 13, 2009 at 18:28

Leaving a comment is fine. That is the preferred course of action. No flag is necessary, someone will get to it eventually.


Being able to enter the duplicate link would be good, then have a button the moderator could hit that would autoload the duplicate link in a standard format.

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