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How to close duplicated questions … when the “duplicate” doesn't have an answer? [duplicate]

This question explicitly says: This question was asked a few years ago by @moggizx, here: some-existing-question I've been unable to find a similar question, or an answer for this so I thought ...
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Why can't I vote to close duplicates when the target doesn't have an (upvoted) answer? [duplicate]

I've just been trying to do some "housekeeping" on TeX-SX. A user asked a question why does rotation style work on actual coordinates and not variables in tikz 3d plot?, but then they spotted a ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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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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Automatic insertion of dupe-banner after just one close vote is vulnerable to abuse

I see that the "close as duplicate" feature continues to undergo changes. Unfortunately, I must report negatively on this newest one. This time, it's that a banner is added to a question as soon as ...
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The Wikipedia of Long Tail Programming Questions

So I have just read the newest blog entry and it seems to be addressing something I had brought up here before, namely a way to deal with the constant stream of duplicated questions. It's interesting, ...
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Can we make the title of duplicate questions say “duplicate”?

I love that posts closed as Off Topic and migrated to another site now say [migrated]. Can we do this for a [duplicate] as well? The distinction between a question closed as duplicate and one that ...
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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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The “Vote to Close” button for duplicates is inefficiently placed and shouldn't move away

TL;DR: There is a really annoying usability problem with the AJAX loading of duplicate question content that makes user interface elements unnecessarily shift around. Current behavior The ...
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Revamping the Duplicate question System

Now that we have over 3 million questions on Stack Overflow, the "Duplicate Question" problem is becoming way more difficult to handle and address. We are seeing over 130 possibly duplicate questions ...
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Improve tools for closing as duplicate

When closing a question as a duplicate, the goal obviously is to find not just some identical question, but the one that has the best answer. The search process doesn't support that goal perfectly ...
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Duplicate target erroneously rejected although it has upvoted/accepted answers

This review is not possible to finish, because I get that this question can not be closed as a dupe of this question, because it has no accepted or upvoted answer (although it has two answers - each ...
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It feels bad to be on the receiving end of a closed question

I had 2 questions of mine closed this week on Stack Overflow. https://stackoverflow.com/q/1156830/ (now found here: Is there a terminal app that allows filenames to be clickable?) and What is a ...
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Does the change in “Exact Duplicate” wording imply a shift in policy?

In the past, when we closed a question as a duplicate of another, it had to be: An exact duplicate, in the sense that it should be nearly identical to the original question, and Only the question (...
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Duplicate question changes - can't mark duplicates by same user

The changed duplicate functionality (just now?) won't let us mark a duplicate where an asker asks the same question twice in an effort to get a response. eg: https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/...

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