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How to post a "Possible duplicate of [QUESTION]" comment? [duplicate]

I often see someone post a comment saying "Possible duplicate of [another question]" and then a dialog shows right under the title of my question asking me if the supplied question has answered mine. ...
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What happens with "Does this answer your question?" - Yes [duplicate]

Question When one/more users suggest another post answers your question (and there is a banner at the top of the page asking if question title answers your question? Yes/No), what physically happens ...
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What is the process by which a question is marked as duplicate by Community♦? [duplicate]

For example https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/77966/121 was: marked as duplicate by Jens, bbgodfrey, Community♦ 10 hours ago Neither Jens nor bbgodfrey hold a Gold tag badge applicable to ...
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Why does community user vote to close a question? [duplicate]

This question was closed by community moderator. But according to this that only happens when the user was deleted before the question was closed, which is not the case. Because he must have gold ...
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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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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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How does duplicate closing work? When is a question a duplicate, and how should duplicate questions be handled?

Questions can be closed as duplicates. When are two questions considered duplicates? Which question is the duplicate? It's a duplicate. What do I do? Should I edit the question? Should I answer it? ...
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Who is the Community user?

I see the Community user on the user page. It seems to edit posts sometimes. What is it? And why has it downvoted over 1800 times? See also: What are “Community Wiki” posts? Return to FAQ Index
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Award accepted answer reputation for finding duplicates verified by OP

Consider the following theoretical situation: New user asks a question: Why does my program process a sorted array faster than an unsorted array? I see this question, I can: Vote to close as ...
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Age close votes after 14 days, regardless of views, allowing recasting

I've been putting this off for a long time... Close vote aging - the deactivation of votes that haven't resulted in a question being closed - is a critical part of the vote-to-close system, but has ...
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Question flags, queues, edits, roomba, community♦, how does this actually work?

There is constant ongoing discussion about what flags to use when, review queue processing, review queue structure, flag handling, etc., but no one person seems to know exactly how this all works. ...
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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 ...
Nathan Fellman's user avatar
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Whose votes on what are binding?

There are a lot of kinds of votes. Some are binding (i.e., only 1 single vote is required to incur the related result) while some require more votes to be confirmed. Is there a category about what ...
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Explaining downvotes, a new take on things

We have seen a lot of discussion around explaining downvotes over the years, and not all were well received. We even got to a point that we now have a separate question about why these topics are ill ...
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Battle of the Dupe Hammers: OP vs. Gold Tag Badge holder, who wins?

Once upon a time, dupe hammer was given to gold tag badge holders. Recently, question authors aka OP received quite a similar hammer as well. Now, suppose OP who has a gold tag badge asks a question ...
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