This Question was closed as a dupe by Community and pxeger, but why Community and how did Community know?



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The challenge author voted to closed it as a dupe

See this MSE post: New UI encourages askers to confirm or dispute duplicate votes

Essentially, when a user votes to close a question as a duplicate, the author is shown a pop-up that says, roughly:

This question may already have an answer here:
[link to potential duplicate]

and they are asked to decide if that question is indeed a duplicate. If they click yes, they instantly close the question as a duplicate, and the vote is attributed to the Community user.

Note that if you hover your mouse over the Community user's name, it provides a helpful tooltip:

screenshot of the "question closed" box, with a tooltip from hovering over the Community user, saying "This question's author approved a pending duplicate vote"


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