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Closing on-topic questions as duplicates of questions closed as off-topic

Duplicates should point to a question that has at least one good answer that answers the question being closed as a dupe. In my opinion, the quality of the answers of the proposed duplicate are a ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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Closing on-topic questions as duplicates of questions closed as off-topic

Bear in mind that the "off-topic" close reasons include our three custom reasons, and that "off-topic" simply means "does not conform to one or more expectations". Certainly, one of those ...
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Closing on-topic questions as duplicates of questions closed as off-topic

A kind golden hammer wielding participant has reopened my question. Could we have/develop a rule or procedure for this? The whole point of closing questions, I thought, was to make it easier to find ...
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Not sure merging the two questions was a good idea,

I agree that the questions are effectively duplicates. Being paralyzed by fear, and scared motionless are conceptually as synonymous as I can imagine questions being. My main criticism with what ...
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Not sure merging the two questions was a good idea,

Why is it important to close a new question that is a duplicate as soon as possible? It prevents users from recycling old answers and earning easy rep. Instead of one question with a good set of ...
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