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I disagree; while I'm hesitant to use one of my dupehammers in the current situation around the Code of Conduct changes, it's very useful to handle the umpteenth variation of "Please require a comment before downvoting" or "I can't ask questions anymore, what do I do now?". Those questions are often mistagged discussion (they're actually feature-request or ...


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Anyone who can close a question with one vote can also re-open it with one vote. Post a comment addressing them by name and explaining why you believe your question is different: (e.g. "Hi, @ExpHP - that other question is about overlaying multiple charts, but mine concerns using both alpha and a colormap to represent different information channels; please ...


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One of the problems here is that some of the FAQs have gotten... Really long. Like this one: The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide ...or, hell, this monstrosity: What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge? When you need nine answers to cover a topic, it's not really an FAQ anymore, eh? The original Stack ...


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The purpose of allowing the OP to confirm closure is to get the question closed and thereby get the link to the answer in place. So given that, why display the acceptance at all of the OP confirming question closure? And the answer to that is that we want an explainable system i.e. we don't want people eternally asking meta questions along the lines of "How ...


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You do have some kind of hammer in the form of the 'Improve Edit' and 'Reject and Edit' options. Those let you singlehandedly decide the outcome of the review. There are a couple of reasons for requiring two reviews: it's very easy just to click the Approve button without really paying attention to the edit itself. Some people do this deliberately (the so-...


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Reopening a question always modifies/bumps it, regardless of a dupe-hammer (or binding ♦ moderator vote) being used or not. The idea behind this might be that it's now 'active' again and ready to receive new answers; conversely, a closed question cannot get new answers and is therefore not bumped when the final close vote is cast.


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Apparently I should have just tried this before asking. The "add" button is no longer clickable (it is faded out) once there are five questions in the list:


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Designating a question that appears to be a duplicate as a Duplicate sooner rather than later prevents poor quality (potentially duplicate) answers being provided to a question that is not yet clearly unique and thus ready to be answered. You now have a chance to explain the differences between your question and the duplicate by editing your question. Your ...


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So, should we be closing stuff less quickly as dupes? No, I'm trusted with that dupe hammer privilege (and regular close voters with their non-binding vote) and I still go by the vote early and often guidance. It is also unclear what less quickly means: do we wait for 6 to 8 hours? I'm still having to dedicate my time to find the frigging dupe first and ...


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Since I'm using my dupehammers quite often (and TL;DR, I'm open to using them less often, if the community desires so), I feel compelled to add my 2 cents. First of all, I like to have some data available, so I spun up a monstrous SEDE query to set the record for most often applying CROSS APPLY and OPENJSON to see in which cases dupehammers have been used ...


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Can't find an official post on this, but the highest amount of dupe-targets I've encountered is five. I wrote a quick SEDE query sorting the posts by number of dupe targets coming from it, and this seems to confirm that "five" assumption. SELECT pl.PostId AS [Post Link], COUNT(LinkTypeId) AS 'Number of dupe-targets' FROM PostLinks pl WHERE pl....


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What difference does it make if he/she accepts/rejects suggested edit or make the same edit himself/herself? I think the difference would be that in the latter the 2,000+ rep editor has their own name on it. In the former the name of the inexperienced editor, who may be very inexperienced, is put on the edit, so it would be good for more than one ...


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The procedure is basically identical to How do you challenge the closing of one of your questions? – basically, edit the question to indicate why the answers to the original question don't apply to your case. Since it was closed single-handledly, you can 'ping' the gold tag badge holder with a comment to ask for a reevaluation of their decision (preferably ...


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How should I approach this from here? Simply the same as you would approach duplicate votes from flags as well. Edit and improve your question, and explain why the duplicate doen't apply.


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If you don't believe it is a duplicate, the policy is fairly clear. It's a two-part test: Do the questions themselves say very nearly the same thing? Does the alleged duplicate question have an adequate answer?


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