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Bug report closed as duplicate; how to handle now?

I had a bug report closed as a duplicate of a similar discussion. The similar discussion was just that - it was tagged as discussion and offered no solution. The bug report cited a confirmation with a ...
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Improve flagging dialog UI

When flagging a question as duplicate, I had this dialog: This presents a list with 5 items (choices). I clicked on duplicate of... and I had a list of questions to choose a duplicate: The label ...
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Suggested edit for “automatically inserted text” duplicate question block?

From this suggested edit - where it looks like a low-rep user is suggesting an edit to manually insert the "automatically inserted text" identifying a question as a potential duplicate - is this ...
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Should we find a new term for “duplicate”?

It has come to my attention that the term "duplicate" on SE has no direct relation to the English term. Whereas in the English language, "duplicate" refers to something which is highly or exactly ...
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Should we change the description of “Duplicate of”?

When a question is closed as Duplicate, it is marked: 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. ...
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Duplicate candidates: count is wrong, or scrolling is missing

I recently voted to close this question as a duplicate of this question. When I first voted to close, I inadvertently clicked on a different proposed duplicate (there were two proposed duplicates ...
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What should I do with question that has been answered on another site? [duplicate]

I have review the following question and answer What's the policy on marking questions as duplicates? My New question: As part of community what should I do when I find questions that have been ...
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Remove duplicates from main page

Confirmed duplicates are no good to us once they have been linked to the appropriate original question. Is it possible to remove those posts from the main feed once they have been confirmed as ...
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Would it be a good idea to allow questions that apply to multiple stack sites to be linked?

Idea Here is a possibly new idea. Why not let a question that could belong to multiple sites be added and shared to all of these sites. It wouldn't take much effort to allow such an action. It would ...
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A duplicated was created out my rollback [closed]

I proposed a feature request, but it wasn't getting that popular so I decided to make a move: I edited the proposal, making it impossible to annoy the ones who don't want the feature (changed to only ...
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Improve UI flow for “close as duplicate”

At the moment, to agree with a "possible duplicate" suggestion, one has to See the "possible duplicate" comment in the first place - sometimes difficult if there's a lot of other comments Click "...
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Should duplicate standards be different on meta [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Duplicates of an outdated question Within limits, can duplicate questions be safely asked on meta? Should we necessarily close a question on meta if it's a duplicate of a ...
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Introduce a Canonical Question tag

How about introducing canonical-question to StackOverflow in order to make it easier to identify them? The general idea is to have either moderators designate individual canonicals and/or auto tag ...
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Isn't Super User too broad?

Recently, 2 proposals were closed because their subject was allegedly "covered by Super User": http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/33593/opensource-alternative http://area51.stackexchange.com/...
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Request for arguments/considerations on site proposal rejection

Yesterday I proposed a site for the Advanced Squad Leader tactical board game rules (rules specifically), which was closed within 8 hours by the statement that it fell under the category "Board and ...
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Near-duplicate or “subset” proposals on Area 51

Of course, we know how to handle true duplicates. But there are two types of near-duplicates (overlaps or subsets) that have been cropping up recently and perhaps worth a conversation. The first, ...
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Voting to close as duplicate on Area 51

Why can't you select which proposal on Area 51 would be a duplicate of the one you're voting to close? I imagine in the future there could be a follower, questions, etc. migration between them. ...