5

For example this question was "merged", and this one was "closed". What is the difference?

3

The first question was merged because it contained several viable answers that contributed to the question it duplicated. It was first closed as off-topic then the answers were merged into its duplicate. Whereas the second question doesn't contain any answers which would be of value to the question it duplicates. Therefore a merge wasn't performed.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .