What's the difference between duplicate flag and close duplicate flag?

When I want to flag something as duplicated there are two ways:

  1. Flagging as a duplicate:

    I am flagging to report this question as... a duplicate

  2. Flagging as should be closed → duplicate of:

    Flagging > This question doesn't belong here because it is

What is the difference between them?

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The only difference is that flagging directly as a duplicate takes one less click than flagging to close as a duplicate. This can be inferred from the dialog you see after flagging as a duplicate:

Flagging > Closing > Duplicate

That is, you are sent to the exact same dialog as you would after flagging > should be closed > duplicate of....


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