I never tried it but on closed questions I have a button with which I can vote to reopen it.

What about questions marked as duplicate that I (and possibly others) am convinced is not a duplicate of the linked question for whatever reasons? I never saw a "Vote for deduplicate" button or something like this. So how is the process to unduplicate a question?

  • BTW, you need 3,000 reputation to be able to vote to reopen posts, including duplicates (except for your own posts).
    – Mithical
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 13:28
  • @Mithrandir Good point. Edited my answer to mention that.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 10:57

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In exactly the same way as for any other kind of closed question: click the reopen button. (Users with less than 250 reputation won't see this button at all; users like you with between 250 and 3000 reputation will see it only on their own closed questions; and users with at least 3000 reputation will see it on every closed question.)

Random example chosen from among recent questions on the main site (click for full-size version):

screenshot of dupe

In some ways, the system treats duplicate questions differently from other closed questions. This isn't one of them.

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    Sometimes its too easy. :-)
    – Hothie
    Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 10:17

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