I've looked for how to remove the unity dock from my new installation and have found two answers that were closed as exact duplicates of previous questions.

What previous questions?

Please update the template so that if a question is closed as a duplicate, someone who finds it in a search is directed to the answer.

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    Please do not use caps as it conveys shouting. Also, as a future reference, changes in behavior of the W&A engine should be asked at Meta Stack Exchange which is in the same network of sites.
    – nanofarad
    Commented Oct 22, 2012 at 21:22
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    @ObsessiveSSOℲ Can you link to anything approaching community consensus or network/moderator request that such questions belong only on Meta.SO? Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 21:06
  • @EliahKagan Pardon the overly-official way I stated it. What I really meant to say is that they're more likely to be considered there since that's where most of the developers and site operators are/
    – nanofarad
    Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 21:28
  • @ObsessiveSSOℲ That makes sense. Thanks for the clarification. Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 21:30
  • wow, is there a question on Meta.SO that covers putting the duplicate text also in the "Closed" box since that is graphically the most prominent, people keep re-asking this question.
    – Mateo
    Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 1:31

2 Answers 2


Thank you for taking the time to post a suggestion. But this is already implemented!

Duplicate box


When something is closed as a duplicate a header appears at the top of the post like:

Possible Duplicate: link

That wouldn't stop somebody editing the post to remove it (maliciously or otherwise) but if you check the edit logs (click the "edited ..." link at the bottom of the post) you should be able to see what's happening.

If you still can't find it, please update your question with a link to the problem question and I'll try and track down what happened.

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    Great I had exact the same question and with this hint, I found the duplicated question and more important the answer which helped me.
    – math
    Commented Dec 1, 2011 at 20:38
  • Same here, I followed the trail and now I have the answer!
    – CoalaWeb
    Commented Oct 29, 2012 at 9:25

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