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Today I've found LaTeX figures side by side enter image description here

which as you can see is labeled as duplicate but not closed. After following the link to duplicated question: Caption issue when placing figure side by side, I think they are not duplicates.

Both titles explain why they are not duplicates. LaTeX figures side by side is a question about placing two figures one beside the other. The author has problems doing that and answers solve this problem. While the author of Caption issue when placing figure side by side knows how to place figures side by side but has a problem with a too long caption, and answers show how to format this subcaption.

I'm surprised because the duplicate is not closed then I cannot vote to reopen . May be the question is too old, and politics about duplicates changed more recently. So, what can I do to propose label [duplicate] and Possible Duplicate link being deleted?

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    You can vote-to-reopen the question. – Werner Jan 26 '15 at 15:30
  • @Werner 'I'm surprised because the duplicate is not closed then I cannot vote to reopen .' – cfr Feb 2 '15 at 3:14
  • @cfr: May be I was wrong. I didn't see any "closed as duplicate" that I've seen in some other questions and I wrote it was "not closed". But when Werner suggested to vote for reopen I could do it, so I suppose that it was "officially" closed although without advertisement. – Ignasi Feb 2 '15 at 8:26
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Looking back into the history of that problem, it was actually closed as an "exact duplicate" of Two figures side by side. That means that all five close-voters elected to vote-to-close for the same post. The title of the linked post makes sense now, as they both want "figures side-by-side". However, this suggested link was later changed (almost 3 years after the original closure) to point to the duplicate you cite. The reason here seems intuitive, since the former itself was closed as a duplicate of the latter. It's not always logical to say that if A should be closed as a duplicate of B and that B should be closed of a duplicate of C, that A might just as well be closed as a duplicate of C. It works sometimes, but not always, since the (human) logic and discussion may not relate to one another.

Keep in mind that, at the time the decision was made, it sounded reasonable. And, things change over time. So, if you feel different about this, cast a vote to re-open, open a discussion in chat with regular visitors, or flag it for moderator attention.

  • The post in question has already been voted upon for re-opening. This occured on 2015-01-26 16:30:22Z. – Werner Jan 27 '15 at 19:05
  • Thank you for investigating it. I didn't know about revisions, how can I look at this revision history? By the way, now I think that LaTeX figures side by side is a duplicate of Two figures side by side and will vote to close again. – Ignasi Jan 28 '15 at 9:50
  • And Two figures side by side is not a duplicate of Caption issue when placing figure side by side and I've flagged it and voted for reopening. – Ignasi Jan 28 '15 at 10:01
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    @Ignasi: Either visit <the post URL>/revisions, or click on the time-stamp at the bottom of the post. – Werner Jan 28 '15 at 15:18

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