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I disagree with the suggestion of favoring a new question over an old one when closing duplicates. I think whether an answer is accepted or not is overrated - while it indicates that one specific user found a given answer (the most) helpful1, it’s not necessarily what a future reader with the same problem would consider as such. The community vote on the ...


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As Stephie said, the procedure for reopening is the same. I must however mention that the question on "how long does it last" is a rather special case. In fact, the canonical answer was written in such a way that it covers basically all possible cases out there. * So when you believe that your case is not cover because of , this typically means ...


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The policy is not different from that for duplicate questions in principle: any duplicates found get closed, and only one of them stays open. Why we still close duplicates when there is no answer? It may seem harsh to go that way, but if you go through the possible scenarios, it actually should lead to the best possible outcome available. To see it, consider ...


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The procedure is exactly the same as for every other duplicate: Questions that are edited within five days of being closed are automatically added to a reopening queue for community review. Closed questions can also be nominated for reopening by a user with sufficient reputation. If enough community members agree, the question will be reopened and can ...


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I didn't remove it, but I can look at the comment and the history - it was flagged, and the flag was validated by another mod. I don't think either of them needs to personally explain, since there's nothing mysterious here. The removed comment was hostile toward another user, with a clear frustrated and/or angry tone. There's really not much more to say than ...


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