First off, I'll provide the details of both questions so you don't have to keep switching tabs to look at them.
The two questions in question are Is a Pokémon's weight and height relevant? posted July 6th and I've got an “XS” or “XL” Pokémon. Is it special? posted July 7th. Both have close votes to close one of the questions as a duplicate to the other. The first has now been closed as a duplicate of the 2nd, and the second had 2 votes. The later also has 3 questions (1,2,3) marked as duplicates of it.
As for the actual questions here is question 1,
Does a Pokémon's weight and height influence their CP?
Or are the differences between Pokémon weight/height purely cosmetic, i.e. "just for fun"?
and question 2,
Whilst checking my Pokémon, I saw one Pidgey with very small CP value in comparison to his brethren. I noticed his weight is smaller, and he has an "XS" mark (see the screenshot).
Is this special? Can I do something with it? Is it more valuable?
At first glance, they do not appear to be duplicates as one is asking about weight and height, and the other is asking specifically about XS/XL tags on a Pokémon. However, the XL/XS tags are related to the height and weight, so it could be argued that they are both asking about the same mechanic.
There are several things we could do, and I would like a consensus on which is the best; here are the 4 I can think of and possible reasons.
- Leave them both open (i.e. they are different enough of questions so we leave them both open.)
- Keep question 1 as duplicate to the second. (several related questions are already closed as a duplicate of 2 and they are asking about the same thing.)
- Close question 2 as a duplicate of the first instead. (question 1 is more broad and they are asking the same thing. though we would have to change the duplicate targets of the other questions to also be 1 instead of 2 to avoid dup chains).
- Merge the two questions. (they are both asking the same thing, and are both highly voted with multiple upvoted answers. NOTE: I have no idea how merging works, so this may be much more complicated than I am making it seem.)
TLDR: What should we do with these two questions?