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Should I close a question that is the master of already closed duplicates in favor of a more recent question that has better answers?

Until now I generally closed questions as duplicates only in favor of older questions. But now I notice that some of those questions have better answers than the master question.

So should I revert my decision and make the one with the poorer but older answers the duplicate of the one with the better but more recent answers?

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  • Good question. I'm not sure. – ChrisF Oct 27 '10 at 9:28
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Any reason you're not merging them instead?

https://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/06/improved-question-merging/

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  • Hm, I haven’t thought of that yet. – Gumbo Oct 27 '10 at 10:42

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