I remember this confusion that I had before I was given the close-vote priviledge. Since I can't show it on this site, let me use BioSE's flagging (where I don't have close vote):

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Apart from them being in two different locations, what do the two different duplicate buttons do? Is there a difference between flagging as a duplicate and flagging to close as a duplicate that I'm not aware of? Or was it possibly just a redundant mistake on SE's part? Or possibly kept in both columns just for a sense of completeness?

  • $\begingroup$ You can get to this via flag button on this site too. I noticed duplicate of duplicate too, but I couldn't flag it :D $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    Commented Jul 15, 2017 at 21:02

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There is no difference between the two options.

(See New flagging dialog has a duplicate for duplicate on Meta Stack Exchange)

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    $\begingroup$ :O FGITW! You win this round, baby seal, but I will have my revenge . . . $\endgroup$
    – M.A.R.
    Commented Jul 13, 2017 at 16:07
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    $\begingroup$ @M.A.R. I actually posted an even shorter answer even faster, but it got auto-converted to a comment. Well, benefits of being a mod, you get notified about meta posts... $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 13, 2017 at 16:10

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