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5 votes
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Why isn't there a possible duplicate banner on some questions? [duplicate]

I've seen several of these now, here's an example: The question has 3 duplicate votes, and yet, no banner is shown for it ("...
Madara's Ghost's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer

Flagging a post as a duplicate shows the duplicate banner even though the question is still open [duplicate]

A user helpfully flagged my post as a duplicate. I marked it 'helpful'. Once I did that, the post showed the 'duplicate banner', even though the post itself is still open (never been closed). It ...
George Stocker's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer

What is the effect of marking as duplicate? [duplicate]

Early on it surprised me that questions marked as duplicate seem to still function normally. They can be answered, voted on, and commented on. So what does happen when a question is marked as ...
Praxeolitic's user avatar
810 votes
15 answers

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 ...
389 votes
10 answers

Send authors an inbox message if their question is closed

I think it would really help if you get notified that a question of yours was closed. Especially for the multi-site power user, usually (at least for me) a question is asked and then left alone for ...
TheLQ's user avatar
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138 votes
5 answers

Don't delete comments with link to duplicate if they are modified

A user just posted his question a second time here on meta after the first was closed as a duplicate. I wrote a comment on the second post, explaining that the answer to his question is in the linked ...
Mad Scientist's user avatar
89 votes
7 answers

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 ...
Lightness Races in Orbit's user avatar
71 votes
3 answers

Grant the OP a binding close as duplicate vote [duplicate]

Since the changes to the close as duplicate mechanism it is a lot more visible to the OP that there is/might be a duplicate to their question. Empirically, I've noticed a lot more people agreeing, in ...
ben is uǝq backwards's user avatar
54 votes
1 answer

Don't exclude results that have punctuation just because the query doesn't [closed]

The new search function allows quoted queries that include punctuation, and this is fantastic, most of the time. However, the search considers the punctuation as part of the word itself, so searches ...
Hod - Monica's Army's user avatar
17 votes
1 answer

Note which post a question was closed as a duplicate of in the revision history, even after it's reopened

This is the revision history of a post that was closed as a duplicate then reopened, here on Meta. Note that there is no part of the revision which mentions or links to the alleged duplicate: The ...
Ben Brocka's user avatar
15 votes
1 answer

Why was my comment auto deleted?

I just happened to notice that a comment I left on this question has disappeared. It was in no way unconstructive or offensive so I think it is unlikely to have been flagged. I forget the exact text ...
Martin Smith's user avatar
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-2 votes
2 answers

Is there any consequence to incorrectly flagging or voting to close a question as a duplicate?

It happened quite a few times to me that a question of mine was incorrectly flagged as a duplicate of another question (usually a similar question that is not as specific as mine). Most of the times ...
Forivin's user avatar
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-1 votes
1 answer

Please remove 'may already have an answer' from question [duplicate]

This question about interactive communication between PHP and Python was voted to be a possible duplicate of this very basic and poorly-worded question. Could the resulting notice please be removed? ...
dotancohen's user avatar
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9 votes
1 answer

Make the "Possible duplicate" auto comment note that the dupe has answers

The Possible duplicate auto-comment is pretty bare bones right now; just "Possible duplicate of [title of duplicate as link]". I've noticed since we can now only close questions as duplicates of ...
Ben Brocka's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer

How long does "This question may already have an answer here" banner appear if the 5 votes are never reached?

How long does the "This question may already have an answer here" banner appear if the 5 close-as-duplicate votes are never reached? For example, if a question receives two close-as-duplicate votes, ...
John Fitzpatrick's user avatar

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