This question here was migrated to SU after the OP, listening to a comment left for him, asked the same question there already.

I don't have the rep to vote to close on SU, and I flag for moderator attention seems a bit harsh.

** Update **

Thanks, I flagged the migrated version and included the question # in the explanation. The full link was too long for the text box.

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The flag for moderator attention isn't supposed to be a harsh thing. Use it whenever you think something needs to be done that you yourself can't do.

For example, feel free to use the moderator flag in the following situations (and many more!):

  • You see a post that has an abusive tag (please-send-teh-codez) but you don't have 250 reputation points yet
  • You see a post that needs to be migrated
  • You see a post that needs to be closed
  • You feel someone is abusing the voting mechanism
  • A user has somehow created multiple accounts that need merging
  • You want your reputation recalculated
  • You see similar questions that might be merged
  • A question should be made community wiki
  • You really get things like "I need my tires changed"?
    – Weblog
    Aug 28, 2009 at 14:38
  • For the record, I change my own tires because I am just that manly.
    – Weblog
    Aug 28, 2009 at 14:39
  • "A question should be made community wiki", this is definitely not a reason to flag for moderator attention
    – Juan Manuel
    Aug 28, 2009 at 14:45
  • Sure it is.
    – Weblog
    Aug 28, 2009 at 14:47
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    @Juan: Atwood disagrees: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/392/…
    – Shog9
    Aug 28, 2009 at 14:47
  • The moderators have the power to wikify any question. With a single click. Including the answers.
    – Diago
    Aug 28, 2009 at 15:12

The correct thing is to flag it for moderator attention and explain the situation. In this case, I'd recommend merging the migrated question into the question that he re-asked since it looks like he doesn't have ownership of the migrated question, and since both questions have answers.


Flag for moderator, explaining it. The moderator will (I hope, at least) just close one of the two questions as a duplicate of the other, depending on which one has answers/upvotes.


I have merged the two questions. Interestingly they were one question ID apart. Well spotted.

  • The OP posted the new question as a comment in the migrated question So it wasn't rocket science. I too found it interesting that they were only 1 ID apart.
    – Rob Allen
    Aug 28, 2009 at 15:18

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