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Should I vote to close a duplicate question, even though it's much newer, and has more up to date answers?

I have seen this many times, a question is being asked because a previous, duplicate question was asked and answered a few years ago and has no longer relevant answers. The recommendation is to edit ...
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Opinions on closing an older question as a duplicate of a newer question [duplicate]

What's everyone's opinion on closing an older question as a duplicate of a newer one, if the newer one is clearly the better resource? I'm looking at a special case right now, where the two were ...
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Why is an older question marked as duplicate [duplicate]

I asked a question, but now it has been marked as duplicate. When checking, the referred to question is actually newer. Why isn't the other question marked as duplicate? The duplicate-text also seems ...
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Should a very popular question be closed as a duplicate of one that is older but extremely less popular? [duplicate]

Should a very popular question be closed as a duplicate one that is older but extremely less popular? I ask because Do you print your source code? If so why? was closed as a duplicate of the older ...
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Make recent activity and responses show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them)

I'd like the recent activity and responses pages to show new comments on questions/answers I have commented on (even if I don't own them). If I leave a comment somewhere, I am implicitly engaging in ...
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Meaning of downvotes in Meta vs Main sites?

Upvotes are easy on both Main and Meta sites. You like something, you vote it up. Downvotes are trickier. On Main down-voting a question means that the question is a poor one. Poor meaning badly ...
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Changes to "close as duplicate" (part deux)

I feel like we got off on the wrong foot. Due to me being an idiot miscommunication, a partial change snuck out early, and even though we announced it we didn't really explain why we made the change. ...
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Is it OK to close a question as an exact duplicate of a question that was asked later? [duplicate]

I found this question here on Meta from 2009, and it was closed recently as a duplicate of a question that was posted much later! Why is that? It's not just that older questions can't be duplicates ...
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What if the duplicate is better than the original? [duplicate]

This question got closed as duplicate of this question. The later question is both better worded (also has more votes) and better answers (more votes, and a workaround that's not in the original.) ...
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Which duplicate questions should be closed? [duplicate]

When a question (probably with several answers) that was asked a long time ago gets bumped via an edit or another answer sometimes it is discovered that there are duplicate questions. In most cases ...
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Alert when closing as a dupe favoring a younger question

One of my questions was marked as a duplicate today by somebody - rightfully so, too; it was. The only thing is I asked my question in mid-July, and the duplicate was asked today. Should there be ...
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My profile indicates 1 helpful flag, but my flagging summary is empty [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does empty “Flagging Summary” page mean when “helpful flags” is “1”? On my Stack Overflow profile, I can see I have 1 helpful flag. ...
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Old questions marked as duplicate of newer ones? [duplicate]

I have seen a few questions which have been marked as duplicate although they the questions have been asked before the question they are marked duplicate of. For eg, This question (I will call this ...
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Is there a limit to the number of duplicate questions?

I had a question today. As usual, I searched and found my question already on SO - with a really great answer. I noticed in the comments it was marked "Possible Duplicate: ...", so I checked ...
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Order of duplicated questions

My question: JARs from library project are not visible in application projects has been marked as duplicate but referenced question was added later than mine one. Moreover all answers and comments ...

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