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No, once you have this power you cannot choose not to use it. Often, if I'm not entirely sure, I'll wait for two or three other people to vote before voting myself. That way, even though my vote is binding, it also requires at least some agreement with others. If nobody is voting to close the question, you can write the comment manually to hint to others to ...


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status-completed – I've dupehammered it. In the future, you could edit the duplicate list instead of reopening it.


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Yes in this case, and often yes in general. The requirement is that the new question must thoroughly and clearly answer the older one. (But that's always the case for duplicate votes.) In the case you've discovered, this is satisfied because the older question is asking about a very specific application of the behaviour that the newer question asks about ...


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The best option might actually be to create a third, comprehensive question, comparing the three trading options all in one place, and if possible consolidating the best answers from the existing questions before closing both of the original questions as duplicates of this new, more complete, version. If there's concerns about rep for doing so, the new ...


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