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Challenging status of a question marked as duplicate

This is a community-moderated site, so anybody can/should/is allowed to point out if he/she doesn't agree with a close reason. In a nutshell, you can always flag a closed question and give an ...
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6 votes
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Is question-linking a part of a privilege? Which one? Or is that done through some other mechanism?

The "linked questions" in the sidebar is the domain of ...whom? From the [linked-questions] tag excerpt: The "Linked Questions" sidebar is a user-generated list of related questions shown when ...
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How should we manage questions that have very different answers per version of macOS?

I think finding a solution for somebody is more relevant than hunting all (possible) duplicates down. I'd rather find two complete different answers for a quite similar question than finding a closed ...
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Why can’t we flag as duplicate a question with no answer?

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. ...
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How should we manage questions that have very different answers per version of macOS?

we should have all the answers for all the versions in one question, rather than a separate question for each version of macOS In short, yes. TL;DR Apple changes things with each revision of their ...
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Remove duplicate status for a non-duplicate question

All moderators can (and will if necessary) reopen questions, but so can high-rep users if a question is flagged for a reopen. Flagging for reopen can be done either explicitly (by clicking on the "...
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3 votes
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Seemingly duplicate answer by another poster

The entire Q&A is unfortunate since there already exists a duplicate question (which this question is now closed and points towards). However, ignoring that, if I had caught the duplicate answer ...
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How should we be closing or not closing accountsd using 400% CPU type questions on 10.15.6 and newer?

My gut reaction is we should pick one of the new questions and update an answer and link to the old question since Apple clearly had a rash of this in late September where the daemon was triggered and ...
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3 votes
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Dupe question... but answers are extremely different

I don't have a Touch Bar model, so using the menu bar as equivalent. Your question has a mismatch between the title and the concluding question. The title invites questions in "Linked" items which ...
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2 votes
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How to close obvious duplicate

Thanks, I've reached out to the user. Moderators can cancel bounties if needed.
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2 votes

Request to merge questions on slow Finder updating

Initially I wasn't ready to merge all answers from this question: Screenshot taking a very long time to appear on desktop And move them to this question: Capturing screenshots on macOS Sierra is ...
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How to handle duplicates if the older question (or the answer) is a "subset" of a newer question?

The StackExchange developers view and voted up view is if the new question is better then close the old one as the duplicate from this MetaStackExchange question (and that makes sense to me) Note this ...
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Linking questions without 'penalising' one as a duplicate

I didn't look into the dupe-worthiness of the two questions mentioned, the following is rather a general answer. Avoiding redundancy by closing duplicate questions is actually a good thing. There is ...
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