Possible Duplicates:
Allow same user to add multiple links as possible duplicates
Allow suggesting more than one duplicate

When I vote to close a question as a duplicate, I often find more than one that is a duplicate candidate. Can there be a sophisticated way of handling such cases? There may be a few ways; I am not sure what is the best.

For example, can I be allowed to enter in multiple duplicate candidates when voting? Each time someone adds a duplicate candidate, a checkbox with a number of votes will be shown next to it so that a later person to vote can check the boxes or add some more candidates.

I would also like to suggest a feature like this: If question C is closed as duplicate of questions A and B, and neither A nor B is closed as duplicate of one another, then the newer one among A or B will also be closed as duplicate of the other.

  • @kiamlaluno Ironical.
    – sawa
    May 23, 2011 at 9:19
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    It quite is. I could have listed more questions as duplicate, but at the end the other questions would be duplicate of the question I linked in my previous comment. :-)
    – apaderno
    May 23, 2011 at 9:23
  • If two more people vote to close this post, you will see that the system does support displaying up to five other duplicate questions (if each close voter chooses a different duplicate). Yes, I realize this isn't what you're asking for; just pointing it out.
    – Pops
    May 23, 2011 at 14:39