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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 ...
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How can I show that the duplicate question answers my question? [duplicate]

Very often on SO (and other 'exchanges), an question of mine is marked as a duplicate. How can I mark that the question I duplicated answers my question? Leaving a comment seems like the best way to ...
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0answers
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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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81answers
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Let's Plan the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project!

In case you missed the first one, check out the se-quality-project tag. The quality project isn't one that we plan to ever finish, it's perennial and kicks in every 18 months or so after we've had ...
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25answers
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Huge close votes review queue on Stack Overflow [closed]

Today, the size of the close-votes queue is 55k questions and growing. Is that a problem? Which action could be taken to clean it up? It seems to be growing faster than Stack Overflow members ...
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9answers
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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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8answers
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Can we clarify to the OP that their question is not yet closed and the duplicates are only suggestions?

I keep seeing custom flags in the queue from question askers who are incredibly irritated because there is a big, prominent box at the top of their question. It's just a list of other questions which ...
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3answers
7k views

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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9answers
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Can we have a guaranteed pipeline for responses from Stack Exchange?

I think we should have some mechanism that automatically flags certain meta posts (both child metas and here) for Stack Exchange staff attention when they get beyond a certain point. The thresholds ...
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11answers
1k views

Allow new users to flag comments on their own posts

Something that has always bothered us about the new user experience was the amount of guidance we've got out there telling folks to flag rude or abusive comments, but not allowing new users to do it, ...
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6answers
959 views

Show duplicate suggestions as answers

Turning @Shog9's original idea into a feature request: The way duplicates are handled should be revamped. When a 3k+ user votes to close a question as a duplicate, instead of a "possible duplicate" ...
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4answers
2k views

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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6answers
475 views

Show the reason given for a close vote before the question gets closed

If a question gets votes to close but no answer or comment stating the reason for the vote, the OP has no way of knowing if editing would solve the problem. Show to the asker the reasons (but not who ...
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5answers
707 views

Revamping the Duplicate question System

Now that we have over 3 million questions on Stack Overflow, the "Duplicate Question" problem is becoming way more difficult to handle and address. We are seeing over 130 possibly duplicate questions ...
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4answers
922 views

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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