This thread is intended to help with closure of duplicates. The main use case are situations where a first attempt at duplicate closure was not successful.1 The creation of this thread was decided here.
Some basic rules:
- Do not use this thread for other types of closures, it is only for duplicates.
- Only use this thread if the usual means did not work. In particular, you should have cast already a vote or flag, the question already has been through the close votes review queue, and it was still not marked as duplicate.2
- Keep in mind that very short answers are automatically turned into comments. So your post should probably contain at least some brief explanation in addition to links to the duplicates. (Maybe short discussion why they are duplicates, if it is not clear that they are indeed duplicates. Or a brief explanation which of the two posts is more suitable as the duplicate target.)
- If it turns out that discussion grows long and that it is contentious whether the particular question is indeed a duplicate, the question might deserve a separate post on meta.
- After the question is closed, mark this clearly at the beginning of the post. This will help other users to see which request have already been resolved. (And if question is reopened again, this should be marked in the same place. In short, the system is the same as in the thread for reopening and undeleting.)
A more low-key way to draw attention to a possible duplicate is this chat room, which has been created for similar purposes. For example, if just one vote is missing you might consider posting there instead.
1 Other smaller coordination-tasks related to duplicate management, such as proposals for reversals of duplicate directions, could also happen here. We'll see how things evolve.
2 You can find review for a particular post - if the review is already finished - from the post timeline. Alternative ways are using this SEDE query by entering the question id. If the close votes are less than week old, it is possible that they are not in the last data dump. A more laborious alternative is to look in close votes review history, which however allows to track reviews in process. Or, just wait 24 hours after your vote; then it is very likely the post has passed review.