I've run across questions a few times now that have been duplicated a few times over.
For example, lets say there are 3 questions:
- The new question that I'd like to flag as a duplicate
- An older question that asked a very similar/exact same question. This question is marked as a duplicate of question 3 below.
- An even older question that asked a similar question and the answer still applies to question 1.
In this case, Which is the most appropriate question to use when flagging a duplicate? I'm inclined to use question 2, in which case other users can easily see the answers/comments in both question 2 and 3 (since 2 is already flagged as a duplicate of 3).
Is flagging a question as a duplicate of a question that is itself a duplicate acceptable, or should I always use the 'base' question?