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Who decides if a question topic is closed as duplicate while it is not a duplicate?

I came across this: Photos in my SD Card suddenly disappeared and now I cannot recover It was closed because assumed a duplicate of How can I recover deleted photos from an SD Card? I'd argue it is ...
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Is this question really a duplicate of the one marked as such?

I'm really scratching my head trying to understand how upgrading to full frame with just one lens is a duplicate of Is there ever a right time to upgrade to full frame camera body? Sure, on the ...
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When should I flag as a possible duplicate?

I'm having a case of indecision and need some calibration from the community here. I just found this post and I immediately commented that I thought it was a possible duplicate of this older post in ...
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Why didn't this get marked as duplicate?

I recently asked this question on photo.se about IR focus markings. But, later I found this question, it was also about the same problem.. Why didn't my one get marked as a duplicate?
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Please help reopen a general question on exposure factors

It often happens that we get questions from new users who don't understand the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and lighting. And, it's often suggested that these questions are ...
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Should I (be able to) agree with a duplicate vote to a question with no good answers?

How to do custom bokeh on Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm lens (f3.5)? currently has one close vote as a duplicate of Can I make custom bokeh shape using a 18-55mm Nikkor lens? - but I can't vote that ...
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Close older "Do I need a DSLR to get started?" questions as dupe of the new one?

We just got the question What do I need to consider to choose between dSLR, mirrorless, or a compact as my first "serious" camera?, and really, it's a clear dupe of an earlier question: ...
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Why are accepted answers providing points if the question is closed as duplicate?

I am wondering what happens to awarded points when a question is later closed as duplicate. Isn't it encouraging to answer duplicate question instead of marking them as possible duplicate and waiting ...
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how the community deal with same outdated questions?

This community is very professional and from a long time ago. the way that pros cant stand "new users" this is getting boring because they are forcing new users to follow some solution are outdated ...
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A clear case of robot voters

I posted a response to this question yesterday: Can two or more different models of Yongnuo flash work together? It is a perfectly valid question, the OP is asking if different models of Yongnuo ...
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How to handle "it didn't work for me" type questions?

For a while now, we've had How can I take long exposures using a Nikon D7000 with wireless remote?, which has an accepted answer so I'm assuming working for the original poster. Today, a new user ...
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Do people just not read the whole question?

Something that really gets me down with SE is the fact that a lot of people just don't read the body text. I posted this question: How is the number of stops of benefit provided by VR determined? ...
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Flagged duplicate declined; closed anyway

I'm new to photo.se, but have been around other SE sites for a while. I just wanted to check whether I'm actually doing the right thing and it was just a mis-click, or if there's a bit of a different ...
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Am I able to remove "possible duplicate" tag from my question?

OK: I asked the question and someone suggested that it was a duplicate (which is not if read the question and the suggested answers carefully). So now I have my question with "possible duplicate" tag ...
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'Flagging' duplicates without privileges.

I don't yet have access to mark a question off-topic or duplicate, but as an active member I do come across questions which fall into these categories. I was wondering how without being able to vote ...
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