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“Please ask a new question” encourages question repetition for duplicates [duplicate]

I just had a case of a user who re-posted his question because his first question was closed as a duplicate. And, logically, I closed his re-post as a duplicate of his original, asking him to edit his ...
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Why are there two different duplicate post notices? [duplicate]

Why are there two different post notices applied to duplicate questions? One has an edit link, and one doesn't. Which one is applied to which questions? This notice: marked as duplicate by OneUser,...
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“please ask another question” in duplicate banner [duplicate]

Shouldn't the "please ask a new question" be "edit your question to make the differences clear"? That's what the established process has been for a while now -- "don't repost closed questions; edit ...
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Mark as repeated question [duplicate]

We all know the phenomenon that OPs repeat their question when they don't get answers on the first one. When I see this, I mark as duplicate, but then this text is tacked to the question: This ...
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Duplicate Close message sends wrong message to users [duplicate]

Similar to this request. I was helping a user (through comments) with a question, and I believe a question was closed as a dupe for a wrong reason. Then, I read the message: So, we already ...
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Can we change the wording of the “marked as duplicate” template? [duplicate]

Can we change the wording of the "marked as duplicate" template? I don't think we should say "ask a new question". If the cited answers actually don't fully address my question, but that fact isn't ...
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Duplicate message may incite making more duplicates [duplicate]

I were stumbling through a question that was marked as a duplicate when I saw this warning and though it did not make much sense: This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If ...
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Should the “closed as duplicate” message be altered?

Here's what the closed-as-duplicate message looks like: marked as duplicate by johndoe1, johndoe2, johndoe3, johndoe4, johndoe5 May 5 '55 at 5:55 This question has been asked before and ...
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Description of the “Flag as duplicate” doesn't match official staff reply

I know I'm not the only person noticing inconsistencies in the description since it started Should we change the description of "Duplicate of"? Duplicate explanation should encourage ...
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Should we change the description of “Duplicate of”?

When a question is closed as Duplicate, it is marked: This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question. ...
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Mark As Duplicate description not appropriate for Double Posts [duplicate]

The current description for Mark As Duplicate is as follows: This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new ...