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There is limited correlation between the number of votes and the quality of the question, so your point there is not very strong. Your broad point however remains valid: one should exercise caution in voting to close as duplicate. I certainly feel very strongly that overall there is not enough effort on the part of some posters to check for duplicates or ...


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People should be encouraged to close questions as duplicates, but they should certainly take care to choose an appropriate duplicate target. Even if the target does have answers that correctly answer the new question, it may not be a useful target for the OP of the new question if it uses mathematics and concepts that are too advanced. Also, if the old ...


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It seems (to me at least) that most of elements you mention here should be included as part of an edit of your OP: ā€œIā€™m aware of related questions but: [Question 1] is related to ... However, my question is really about...ā€œ This would specifically differentiate your question from others, and the edit would send your modified version in the queue for ...


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I agree with the close voters that your question is unclear, and I've elaborated in a comment there. If you believe another user is behaving in a way that violates our community standards, you should use the flagging system to bring the situation to the attention of the diamond moderators, which include me. I have to say that there is no evidence from your ...


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