I'm not sure if this is a bug, but I've never seen any other SE site require that the the question I'm calling a target of a duplicate question must have an upvoted or accepted answer. Is this just a Code Review thing? If it's not a bug, what's the rationale behind this rule?

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I solved this by going to the other question, upvoting the answer that was there, and then marking this question as duplicate. I probably should have un-upvoted so others here could have the opportunity to reproduce it, but now my vote's locked.

Here's the question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/27039/refactoring-in-python


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It is a change across the stack-exchange network

Changes to "close as duplicate"

The rule doesn't make sense here, but we can't do much about it.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Okay, thanks for the link. I can't say I agree with this rule, but the discussion is enlightening. I suppose it's just luck that I hadn't encountered this before. \$\endgroup\$
    – p.s.w.g
    Jun 8, 2013 at 16:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ Feel free to flag such duplicates (with an explanatory message!) so that they can be taken care of. \$\endgroup\$
    – Adam
    Jun 10, 2013 at 16:55

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