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Here are your options, in somewhat of a preferred sequence: Make a regular comment on the question, stating why you want to re-open the question. This could include a brief description of your solution, or just stating why the question isn't a duplicate. Don't just state that you want to answer it, because the reason for duplicate closure in the first place ...


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I'm posting this as an answer -- even though this question itself is a duplicate -- because I've answered an equivalent question before in a comment and I can't find it. If the question is clearly well thought out and contains a usable MWE, I may vote to close it as a duplicate, but also post a straightforward "complimentary" answer to get the OP ...


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How can we prevent that from happening? This happens for all old duplicate closures, look e.g. here for more examples. Questions closed after February 4th, 2013 always show a link to the so-called 'original' in their banner. Back then, the duplicate banner was edited into the post itself: You can start to edit the post to see the 'source code' of the ...


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