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Don't let an answered question be closed as a duplicate of an unanswered one, even if they're by the same user

Since a few years ago, it hasn't been possible to close questions as a duplicate of an unanswered question. The only exception to this is when both questions are by the same user, in which case the ...
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0answers
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Remove shortened name chat pinging [duplicate]

This is a not duplicate; I am asking that this "feature" be removed. This Q now has more votes than the previous request, thus making this one more valuable. Pinging the name @nick, in chat, also ...
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1answer
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Why can a feature request or bug report without an answer be used as a duplicate target?

Background On the main site questions cannot be closed as a duplicate of a question which doesn't have an upvoted or accepted answer. However; that doesn't seem to be the case here on Meta where I've ...
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2answers
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"Closed as Duplicate" text is misleading when the duplicate is from the same user [duplicate]

This question was recently closed on Stack Overflow as a duplicate of another question. That original question did not have any answers. However, the close reason clearly states: This question ...
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1answer
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Meta duplicates don't require an answer. Don't suggest there is one when that's not true

This request was sparked by this particular question. The vote to close as a duplicate on meta, in contrast to the main site, does not require for the duplicate to have an answer. Yet, the closure ...
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2answers
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The new "Duplicate" close restrictions don't allow for closure of double posts [duplicate]

One of the recent changes to closing questions makes it so that you can't close something as a dupe of something else unless the original has answers. This is a problem when a user posts a question, ...
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6answers
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Changes to "close as duplicate"

As you may have noticed, Jarrod's been hacking away at some design changes to the "close as duplicate" UI. These are the first fruits of some discussions we've been having internally ...
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13answers
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We should be able to close questions as duplicates of any question

Today, the behavior of duplicate close votes was changed so that a question can only be a duplicate close vote target if it has an upvoted or accepted answer. I think that this change is not a good ...
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1answer
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Where is the Meta post regarding the "duplicate" feature changes? [closed]

I can't find the feature request / bug report on Meta Stack Overflow that led to changes to the Mark As Duplicate system over the past few days. Could you point me to it, please? I would like to ...
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1answer
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How to handle duplicates of questions that just didn't receive an answer?

It seems that you can no longer handle duplicates of questions that haven't received an answer through close votes — unless you're a moderator, or both questions are by the same user. How are ...
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0answers
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Closing consecutive exact duplicate bad questions from the same user got harder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Duplicate question changes - can’t mark duplicates by same user New users who tend to ask bad question sometimes also post the same question multiple times. So far they were ...