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?

  • Good question. I'm not sure.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Oct 27, 2010 at 9:28

1 Answer 1


Any reason you're not merging them instead?


  • Hm, I haven’t thought of that yet.
    – Gumbo
    Oct 27, 2010 at 10:42

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