These two questions : Touchbar seems to randomly trigger - hardware bug? Button on touchbar is randomly activated without being pressed

Are exactly about the same problem but when I try to mark the last one as duplicate, it tells me that the first question must have an answer. What should I do in this case ?

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This restriction has a few exceptions: it doesn't apply

  • on Meta sites
  • when both questions are asked by the same user
  • for ♦ moderators

Therefore, using a custom moderator flag is a good option. Please specify clearly why you're using a moderator flag instead of a regular vote to close; standard flags are always preferred and you risk getting a declined flag otherwise.

Given the relatively low occurrence of this situation, opening a Meta question (as you did) is also an option. Moderators are always notified when a new Meta question is posted, so we're likely to read it about as fast as a flag.

In some situations, one of the questions contains some information which might be helpful to the author of the other one (e.g. some things they have tried already). In that case, it's nice to leave a comment with a link to the 'better' question.

  • Thanks, I'll do this next time
    – Lulucmy
    Feb 17, 2020 at 9:09

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