I have been trying to vote to close this question which had a duplicate...

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How did someone originally select it as a duplicate and vote-close?

Is there something that I am missing...?

  • I have no idea what you're asking ... the question has one close vote because someone cast one close vote :P. Please also link the questions to make things easier. – Matthew Read Feb 4 '13 at 20:47
  • Matthew - I was trying to vote close the question, but it would not let me despite it having a vote on it already by somebody else! – t0mm13b Feb 4 '13 at 21:00
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    The vote-to-close as duplicate dialog changed recently. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/165933/… Is that what's hanging you up? – ale Feb 4 '13 at 21:01
  • @user1 yes exactly.... – t0mm13b Feb 4 '13 at 21:01
  • They removed the checkboxes. You need to click on the question you think it's a duplicate of. Then the "Vote" button will activate. – ale Feb 4 '13 at 21:02
  • Which is exactly what I did, instead I got a big red sentence flash up "The question does not have an upvoted or accepted answer", the point being, that somebody else marked that as the duplicate and vote closed it. – t0mm13b Feb 4 '13 at 21:04
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    Check this one: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/165928/… -- I was hit by the same problem. We currently cannot close a Q as duplicate if the target has not at least one accepted or upvoted answer. – Izzy Feb 4 '13 at 21:09
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    @Izzy... this This new rule seems to encourage dupes of unanswered questions, which, if no one can answer the question, means we just gather un-closable questions that is exactly what is going to happen here on ASE! – t0mm13b Feb 4 '13 at 21:12
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    I'm guessing that Ryan upvoted the answer to the other question, VTC'd, and then reverted his upvote. We'd have to ask him though :P – Matthew Read Feb 4 '13 at 21:15
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    @MatthewRead That is actually exactly what I did. I did it because the questions are asking to accomplish the same thing. the one I voted to close, while older, did not have an answer at all. I didn't really think the other had a "great" answer, but it did have one. One question includes the use of kies, but if migration is possible, the use of kies may not be required. – Ryan Conrad Feb 4 '13 at 21:43
  • Is it just me or is the screenshot a bit too tiny? – Flow Feb 4 '13 at 22:41
  • @Flow Fixed for ya :D – t0mm13b Feb 4 '13 at 23:11

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