I'm specifically referring to Is obtrusive JavaScript required to support a feature of AngularJS?, in which a decent conceptual question about "obtrusive" Javascript was asked, only for the OP himself to discover an answer already on Stack Overflow.

Since we can't close it as a duplicate of an SO question, what should we do with it? Ideally I'd like a solution that doesn't involve that user losing reputation, since I don't think he did anything particularly wrong, but the question probably shouldn't be left open either.

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I usually vote to close with a custom close reason of "duplicate on (site)" & provide a link. As you noted, it's not a formal duplicate, but it's as close as we can get.

  • Duh, a custom close reason. I forgot those existed since I don't have the rep to do any close voting at all.
    – Ixrec
    Jan 11, 2015 at 16:07

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