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New UI encourages askers to confirm or dispute duplicate votes

As of the 9th of March, the banner shown to askers whose questions have attracted at least one duplicate close vote has a couple of new options: If the author clicks the first button, they're shown a ...
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How do we get question “owners” to close their question as a duplicate? [duplicate]

I often see comments like: possible duplicate of XXXX May 27 '13 at 0:35 @abc Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for. The question is then left with 1 close vote. When I review the ...
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Now that duplicate means “has an answer somewhere else,” OP should be able to close own question as duplicate unilaterally [duplicate]

(As of before I made the title twice as long but more specific - you should read my function names!) my question is a duplicate of Closing my own question as a duplicate (Oct 2010) Allow question ...
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Add ability for OP to “confirm” their question as a duplicate [duplicate]

Currently, when we vote to close a question as being a duplicate it provides a comment with a link to the duplicate question. The OP then has the option to follow that link to review the question. As ...
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Give an incentive for finding duplicate questions [duplicate]

At present if you see a question that may be a duplicate and has an easy answer you can post the answers or post a link to the duplicate question. (Or the few hi-rep users can vote to close it as ...
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Send authors an inbox message if their question is put on hold

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 ...
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5answers
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Increase close vote weight for gold tag badge holders

In order to increase the efficiency with which poor quality questions are closed, it could make sense to have weighted close votes for a small subset of qualified users. A very good way to measure ...
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3answers
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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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Allow question askers to close their own questions unilaterally

I have found a number of reasons to close a question of my own: I've found out it's a dupe it belongs on an SE site that didn't exist when the question was asked it is wrong; that is, based on ...
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Stop generating “possible duplicate” comments

When a question has pending close votes, the system now adds a banner indicating that the question might be a duplicate: But the first user to vote still generates a possible duplicate comment: ...
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0answers
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What do askers do after the first vote to close as duplicate?

When a question gets a single vote-to-close identifying a possible duplicate, a large banner appears only to the asker of the question saying that the question has already been asked and may have an ...
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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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Should questions about SE site features be moved from all other metas to SO meta? [duplicate]

I wonder if questions about a feature that any SE site has on other metas belong on the StackOverflow meta. For example, this question here: How to follow (or favourite) particular users? It's ...