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Changing “This question has been asked before and already has an answer.” when the duplicate was posted before [duplicate]

From time to time, a question A is closed as a duplicate of question B, even though B was asked after A. I find the closure message misleading: This question has been asked before and already has ...
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Duplicate flagging reason description requires the 'original' to already have an answer [duplicate]

When flagging a question as duplicate, the description of the action that provides the premise behind the flagging choice reads "This question has been asked before and already has an answer.". I was ...
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Someone flagged my question as already answered, but it's not

I asked a question regarding a very specific feature of a program and whether or not it works with a larger program. Within hours someone had marked it with "This question may already have an answer ...
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Should I vote to close a duplicate question, even though it's much newer, and has more up to date answers?

I have seen this many times, a question is being asked because a previous, duplicate question was asked and answered a few years ago and has no longer relevant answers. The recommendation is to edit ...
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Duplicate explanation should encourage improvement of original

The new closed-as-duplicate banner says: 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. I think it ...
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Opinions on closing an older question as a duplicate of a newer question [duplicate]

What's everyone's opinion on closing an older question as a duplicate of a newer one, if the newer one is clearly the better resource? I'm looking at a special case right now, where the two were ...
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What is the difference between exact duplicate and just duplicate?

The questions Why does Meta Stack Exchange have privileges that don't have any effect? and Meta Meta Privilege were both marked as duplicates. However, one of them has a different "marked as ...
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Is there a way / is it okay to bump feature requests? [duplicate]

I've made a couple of feature requests that haven't had any response from SE in a couple of months. Trivial things that would make working on the sites easier on a day-to-day basis. Is there a way, ...
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Question Title Appended with “Closed” [duplicate]

If a user changes/edits the title of their article to CLOSE, CLOSED, or RESOLVED, etc., could there be a message instructing the user to instead answer, close (if they'd have that option), or delete ...
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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' t delete own answers in Android app [duplicate]

It looks as if the browser-based fix mentioned here to users being unable to delete their own answers wasn't applied to the Android app. In the app, the delete link is never there.