I asked a specific question which was marked as duplicate, but question it was a "duplicate" of didn't answer my question. What is the proper way to un-mark-as-duplicate?

Originally, the question had two sentences and the first one specified that the "duplicate" wasn't the answer I was looking for, but just to be extra clear I've added a link to that question and explained that it was NOT what I was trying to do. Is there something else I can do?

  • Hmm, I flagged the question and now it's been unmarked (and migrated to linux & unix). I guess that's the recommended procedure?
    – Shep
    Apr 25, 2013 at 19:03

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If you feel your question was incorrectly marked as a duplicate the correct procedure is to either:

  1. Edit it to make it obvious why it's not a duplicate
  2. Post on Meta (which gets the community's attention and might get it reopened if they agree.
  3. Flag it so a moderator can look at it.

In roughly that order :-)

In your case the question is really an "end user" / "general Unix" question, not one related specifically to system and network administration, so I bounced it over to Unix & Linux after I reopened it.

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