A question was asked both here and at SO. The one at SO got a response, then got migrated here. Now there are two duplicates here, with answers on both of them. I deleted my answer from one of them, leaving it with both answers. The name of both questions is this:

Completion of ERD, uncertainties about generalization/specialization and primary keys

Can one of them simply be deleted (probably the one with no answers).

  • You can flag one of the two (the one with no answer) for moderator attention, adding a link to the other one. I've already voted to be closed as duplicate, anyway. – ypercubeᵀᴹ Sep 14 '14 at 21:44

Thanks for the heads up; these questions have been merged.

However, in the future, please just flag the question; this is a relatively common occurrence, and we shouldn't have a meta discussion every time it happens.

What you've done in this case is actually created two duplicate answers, but you deleted one with comments:

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  • I agree that a meta discussion shouldn't be necessary on each occurrence. I didn't see the handle on voting to close on the one that should be closed, possibly because it was already locked. – Walter Mitty Sep 15 '14 at 9:59
  • @WalterMitty You don't have enough rep (3000) in dba.se to vote for closing yet. – ypercubeᵀᴹ Sep 15 '14 at 13:50
  • @WalterMitty close votes require a certain rep as ypercube has pointed out, but flagging should always be an option. – Aaron Bertrand Sep 15 '14 at 14:39
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    OK, thanks. I'll go ahead and learn how that is done. (These days, with so much to learn, I tend to learn new things only on a need-to-know basis). – Walter Mitty Sep 15 '14 at 18:26

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