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Closing for exact duplicate - does the duplicate have to have an answer too?

I just noticed, if you vote to close a question because of exact duplicate, the text states This question has been asked before and already has an answer. It's the second part of that statement that ...
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An insight on duplicates

I have a few questions related to duplicates, which I could not find answers for. Is it appropriate to flag a question as a duplicate when the possible duplicate is unanswered? I have come to a ...
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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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Rename [exact-duplicates] to [duplicate-questions]

Going by this question, there once was a time when what we now know as duplicate questions were called exact duplicates. Fortunately, this has been changed with exceptions to the tags on Meta SE and ...
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Give reasons for votes to Leave Open and provide reasons to those who voted

As an addition or follow-on to The close reason rework project: Changes to "close as duplicate" (part deux) Help us make "Off-Topic" close reasons clearer to the OP Help us make &...
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Is there any way to post further question over an existing question in Stackoverflow?

I have exactly the same question like this: Playing a stream of video data using QTKit on Mac OS X However, there is no helpful answer for it. In Stackoverflow, we cannot send message to someone ...
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Question closed as too localized, but then closed question is cited in duplicates?

https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/3873122 is up for closure as a duplicate. The duplicate cited is Functions stop working when file included with root path (leading slash), which was closed as ...
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How to handle duplicate questions when old one is not accepted

Since the changes in closing, no question can be marked duplicate if the old question doesn't have approved or upvoted answer. Now there was this question that is 100% identical to this one, but ...
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When a question is closed for duplicate and <other-reason>, shouldn't the duplicate be shown?

It sometimes happens that a question has more than one problem, and could be closed for all of those. When that happens, the reason that collected most votes is chosen as the close reason: there can ...
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Use most-selected duplicate as the first duplicate shown in the banner

When a question is closed as a duplicate, it appears that the choices for the duplicate question links are presented in one of three orders1: Most answers First duplicate chosen Undefined Any of ...

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