Sorry if I just overlooking something, but I don't see how to merge two questions in one.

I asked question Can be profitable to migrate from Windows to Linux in a small business? which was by opinion of others confusing. In order to improve my question I re-ask it as was suggested in comments. Thus I created another question What factors contribute to the expense of migrating to Linux? and intended to delete the old one. Then the new one was marked as a duplicate (of course it is, because is improvement of the old poorly asked question).

In the commentary to duplicate closure is written answers may be merged with another identical question. How do I do that?

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The original has been closed and does not appear to have actual answers. nothing would be merged.

  • 1) I ask this question because I didn't find the general merging guideline. Does that mean that there is no general way how to do that and all merging is done manually? 2) Yes there was my original idea. Create new question and delete the old one. But since the old one is now closed. I cannot delete it. 3) In the comments of the old question I was told that it doesn't work that way. So I'm just wondering which way it works?
    – sumid
    Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 23:18
  • if you want we can delete the old one, but yes the way to do a merge is manual and done by a mod. Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 23:19
  • Fine. Then delete the old one please. Thank you.
    – sumid
    Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 23:21
  • It's been closed Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 23:26
  • So the old question is gone. And whether the new question is on topic or not is currently under discussion. Can the new question be re-opened, at least until the discussion resolves (at which point it could be closed, correctly, as 'off-topic' if necessary)? Commented Sep 13, 2012 at 1:43

If both questions do have useful answers, flag one and a mod can merge them.

  • Oh. I didn't know that the flag is used for that. Thanks.
    – sumid
    Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 23:20

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