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Should I remove an answer which turns out to be a duplicate?

do mark the question as a duplicate. but don't remove your answer. although the answer may be essentially the same as the one for the question identified as a duplicate, someone coming to the site ...
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How to propose a question as duplicate without closing it due golden privilege?

Such a feature has been discussed before on the big meta (How Do I Opt Out of Privileges?). It has been rejected, with a very simple reason: Nobody (i.e., not even the casual voters) should vote for ...
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Please add more off-topic close reasons

One I think uncontroversial close reason is for things which are typos or which cannot be reproduced: these are about TeX but are unlikely to help any future readers. Thus something like This ...
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21 votes
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Magazine questions

I just have answered Magazine template? because is not a technical question, but it is clear and specific. He do not ask how to make a magazine. He asks if there's anything out there to not make it ...
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What is the correct action when it's impossible to reproduce an error?

In this case, the post shouldn't be closed first. As @cfr explained in comment, the OP can have the problem and not knowing why this doesn't work for him/her. Sometimes the error is a old TeX system ...
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14 votes

Close voting is not a sport

Let's review the complete original question to see of there's any reason to close it. Title: "Just reducing the f***ing huge space before the first line" This is obscene language. Sean later took ...
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9 votes
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Bad link provided to a question already identified as a duplicate

Option 1 From the perspective of the community, the Stack Exchange system (or interface) allows for correcting this: Cast enough re-open votes to remove any closure statements from the post. Re-cast ...
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How to mark a question as duplicate of another one that doesn't already have an answer?

This appears to be normal procedure and no special powers were needed in this case. https://tex.stackexchange.com/help/duplicates says The original question generally must have an answer; questions ...
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7 votes
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Not all options listed in voting to close

The reasons you note that is absent in the choices for voting to close a question as off-topic stems from the original close-voter using the "Other (add a comment explaining what is wrong)" choice and ...
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6 votes
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“Close” or “delete” own question?

Off-topic questions with zero votes here can be deleted. If not, they may be deleted automatically based on the following conditions: The system will automatically delete closed (not as a duplicate), ...
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4 votes
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What are the new displays associated with post notices?

This formed part of a bigger "post notice update" that was rolled out 3 weeks ago. The post notices now appear differently, depending on the viewer: Closed notice – Post owner: Closed ...
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4 votes
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Should a question that is answered in a comment be voted on to be closed?

There are different types of questions answered in comments. The perhaps most common ones are those where the issue is a package or distribution version problem or a simple input error (mistyped or ...
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I accidentally voted to close a question as a dupe of another, unrelated question. How can I re-apply that vote to another question?

You can only vote-to-close once on a question, and also only retract such a close-vote once. After that, you'll only be a spectator in the vote-to-close activity. My typical "hunt for duplicate" ...
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Migration paths suggestions

In addition to the paths already mentioned, I would say: Code review, Emacs and Mathematics.
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