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“possible duplicate of…” is uncapitalised

When we close-vote a question as a duplicate of another question, a comment is auto-generated. This comment reads: possible duplicate of [Title of Dupe Question] For as long as I've been here, ...
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An English language learner better not ask in this site? [duplicate]

An English language learner better not ask in this site? I asked this question and it had been closed as off-topic(it was reopened). Some members seem to have an opinion that a learner better not ask ...
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Is it proper to create a referring duplicate question for the purposes of SEO?

This question came up today: Should I preserve spelling when quoting American English in a British English text, or vice versa? And, the author states that it is an attempt to create Google ...
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Duplicate of deleted question

I recently came across a duplicate question. However, the question it a a duplicate of is deleted. What is the right thing to do in this case? Should I flag the the duplicate for unduplication? Should ...
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Duplicates and downvotes

My question from earlier today, "I did want to" versus "I wanted to", was labeled as a duplicate. I can live with that. However, it appears that my reputation took a two-point hit. ...
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Tests of duplicity

A recent question was closed because it already has an answer at another question. I cast the final vote because I believe that the following test is a reliable guide for casting "duplicate" close ...
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Dealing with duplicate answers

I found this older question on Meta that asked about duplicate answers that were posted simultaneously. This question, however, is about answers like this one that are posted on old questions, with ...
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Etiquette for simultaneous duplicate answers

To clarify, this is not a question about summarizing or plagiarizing, or on answers that repeat comments. Three of us responded to Word for "parents with children who have moved out"? ; I ...
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What should be done with a question asked on EL&U which is successively asked from the same user on ELL?

I am used to Stack Overflow, where when somebody asks the same question on Stack Overflow, and Drupal Answers, I flag the question for moderation attention (using "other" as flagging reason), ...
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Is it appropriate to mark an earlier, poorer question as a duplicate of a later, better one?

This question is a duplicate of this one, so normally I would vote to mark it as a duplicate. However, the earlier question is of lower quality than the newer one (and that's reflected in its ...
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What should I do with duplicate answers?

I recently noticed a handful of late answers trickle through that more or less mimic a previous answer. Should these be flagged or downvoted or both?

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