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Is there some other method to mark questions as possible duplicates than casting a close vote (requiring 3k rep)?

When I see some obvious duplicates, should I add a comment or flag for moderator attention or should I just leave them there and rely that higher-rep'ed part of the community handles the case?

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Cast a close vote if you have 3k rep.

If you do not have 3k rep, flag for moderator attention as it mirrors all the typical close reasons.

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/01/improved-flagging/

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Posting the link in our Vote To Close chat room can also help to get attention from users/moderators.

If you like hunting for duplicated questions, a script I wrote in the past could be useful...

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    @Jawa there is constant checking of the vote to close room by 3k+ users and mods (esp newly elected ones) and thus will get the attention of many users that can vote to close and take the appropriate action – James Mertz Feb 4 '11 at 14:31
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    This is definitely the most efficient method to close a duplicate on SU, as many of us high-rep users check the vote-to-close room frequently, and that way mods don't get inundated with flags for things we can take care of for them. – nhinkle Feb 6 '11 at 20:47
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  • I know, I played the sad trombone... ='( – Tamara Wijsman Mar 17 '13 at 11:37

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