Recently there have been a few instances where, although I don't personally believe something is a duplicate, I mark it as a duplicate to bring attention to the relationship between the questions. More specifically, I mark the question as a duplicate because others may feel it is even if I don't. I'm letting democracy decide.
But in some of those instances, my duplicate marking leads to discussions in the comments about whether or not the question is actually a duplicate.
So, my questions:
- Is this discussion in the comments healthy, or perhaps healthier than the (sometimes knee-jerk) decisions made in the review queue? Or does this discussion (that's not directly related to the question) just make our SE a bit messier?
- Should I revert to my old practice of simply writing
Related: <link>in the comments, knowing that this may make it less easy for others to see the possible duplicate in the review queue?
Perhaps this is a silly question—I'm not sure yet!—but it's happened enough recently that I thought I'd ask.