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Why are related / similar questions being closed as duplicates of questions that they aren't duplicate of?

I agree; voting-to-close as dupe is easy to get wrong. And does tend to send the wrong message. In that vein, I've voted to re-open this, where you provided another excellent answer prior to it ...
Hannah Vernon's user avatar
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Why are related / similar questions being closed as duplicates of questions that they aren't duplicate of?

I don't think it is limited to closing as duplicates - I think it extends to all other reasons for closure as well. Over the past few weeks I have seen questions that have been flagged for closure as "...
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How does the Community bot close questions after just a single VTC?

This happens when the author of the question accepts the duplicate. See New UI encourages askers to confirm or dispute duplicate votes on main meta. It is also mentioned in the FAQ: Who can close a ...
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