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why was my post rejected as duplicate when there is no duplicate post? [closed]

asked 2016-08-16 19:16:57 -0600

updated 2016-08-17 04:08:34 -0600

i just had a question I posted rejected as duplicate, but I searched through all the search terms I could think of to find a similar answer first, before I posted my question. How do I contact someone to find the duplicate question, because I still don't have the crucial security information I need to continue with my first Fedora Workstation install.

I read through the guidelines and all the sticky posts before i asked.

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Closed for the following reason too subjective and argumentative by davidva
close date 2016-08-18 14:14:43.491778

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I still need to know, how do I find the duplicate question, so I can find the answer I need?

mysticalsister gravatar imagemysticalsister ( 2016-08-21 15:41:42 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-08-16 20:13:41 -0600

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Hello! As a new user of this forum, none of your posts, comments or answers show up until they've been accepted by a moderator. This stops when a moderator changes your status from New User to Registered user. Very often, new users don't understand what's happening when their question doesn't show up on the list and try again, creating an unintentional duplicate post. When a moderator sees this, one of the two (generally the newer one) is rejected as a duplicate and the other is accepted. Don't worry, there's no penalty involved, it's just a matter of preventing the discussion of an issue being spread out over two or more posts instead of being kept in the same place where everybody can know what's being done. In the future, if your post doesn't show up, just wait, because it will be approved as soon as possible.

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I get that, but I only submitted it once (verified in my activity log), and the e-mail rejection notice is for that post. I'm savvy enough to know not to submit something twice... but I understand why others might submit something more than once if they don't see the "this post is under moderation" notice on their posts, making your response the most reasonable initial reply under the circumstances. Unfortunately, it still doesn't help me in my case.

My question was about a broken link in the Fedora Workstation Install guide to a "Security Guide" document that's not there.

mysticalsister gravatar imagemysticalsister ( 2016-08-16 22:56:59 -0600 )edit

It may be that this question was still waiting for moderation when you asked, making yours look like a duplicate, in the sense meant by the other answer to your question.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-08-17 01:30:10 -0600 )edit
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answered 2016-08-17 04:02:46 -0600

updated 2016-08-17 04:03:51 -0600

DavidVA - my search-fu is fairly strong, i searched before posting. I hold a somewhat-recent BS in LIS, more than half of my study centered around storing & retrieving info. I appreciate the sentiment, but IMO LMGTFY.com should be reserved for the most stubborn & ignorant... your suggestion/link came across as a put-down to me, though I doubt you intended it that way. Just sayin'. Your answer also doesn't address the question at all - check the other comment threads for more information. Not trying to turn down gift of your efforts, just trying to feel my way around this new community

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answered 2016-08-16 23:04:47 -0600

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updated 2016-08-17 12:17:58 -0600

A duplicate question, is not ever a question made for you; is a question already made by other user; and the chronologic order, will affect your question. After publish a question, please search if your question is already made.... example

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Speaking as a moderator, it's not uncommon to find that an inexperienced member has submitted the same question twice or even three times, but as long as the same moderator sees all of them, only one of them is accepted, with the rest rejected as duplicates. What you're describing is the less common case where the same question is asked by several people.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-08-17 01:24:43 -0600 )edit

You are very explosive; do not take it wrong, but your question is subjetive/..; as you want to let someone know you're talking about? ¿What question was closed? ¿what information are you needed? maybe my English is not 100% complete; but I have common sense; I understand you are a new user, but man! In other community, as moderator (in other community) generally I close similar questions, because the users ever, finished fighting ...

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Then can you said, why a user can't close also it..

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2016-08-17 12:37:21 -0600 )edit

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