I was browsing through questions sorted by "active," starting from the last page (i.e. looking at least active questions), and I came across "the printers is" vs. "the printers are" which seems to make (debatably, I suppose it could just be considered related) What does the butcher's (meaning the butcher's shop) become in the plural a duplicate.
The older question has no accepted answer and the OP's account is no longer with us. Regardless of what to do for this particular example, it got me wondering...
What should we do in the case of a duplicate question that is much older, has no accepted answer, and has a "dead" asker?
Possibilities that came to mind:
- Mark the older question as the duplicate
- Consider the older question simply "related" (even if it is, in truth, a duplicate) and link to it from the newer question
- Just leave the whole thing alone