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Why didn't this get marked as duplicate?

Finding duplicates relies on users of the site remembering older questions, or doing searches, or sometimes noticing the "Related" questions that appear in the sidebar. Usually someone will pick up ...
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Who decides if a question topic is closed as duplicate while it is not a duplicate?

There are several ways a question may be closed as a duplicate. Moderators have the ability to close any question as a duplicate by their own action without requiring any input from anyone else. ...
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Who decides if a question topic is closed as duplicate while it is not a duplicate?

If you have sufficient reputation, you can vote to reopen a closed question. Or you can flag the question for moderator's attention and explain why you think it should be reopened.
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Is this question really a duplicate of the one marked as such?

You're right; the other question is focused on timing and this one focused on the "I don't have the whole system" angle. However, all of the answers to both of them are along the lines of: "Please ...
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When should I flag as a possible duplicate?

If answers to the earlier question could be copied to the new one directly and would provide the answer, then definitely flag as a duplicate. I generally also flag as duplicate if a good answer to ...
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Why didn't this get marked as duplicate?

Mike obviously has the general answer here, but in your case I'd almost be tempted to mark the older question as a duplicate of yours: in many ways, yours is a better question as it includes the image ...
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