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Cannot close a question as a duplicate due to "Invalid input for other post" error

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Enable text-area for comments to be resized is a duplicate of Can comment input fields be vertically scalable?.

I am trying to close it as a duplicate and provide the older question link, but I receive the following HTTP response:

{"status":"failed","message":"Invalid input for other post."}

What is going wrong here?

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Hm... Could you share, what exactly you entered into the input field? luap42 😷‭ 2 months ago

Just noticed that I have entered the URL (https://meta.codidact.com/posts/277177), but the placeholder says that it also accepts the ID. I think the issue is that I pointing to a duplicate from another site (community). Alexei‭ 2 months ago

@Alexei I don't know if it's still the case, but cross-site duplicates weren't supported. Moshi‭ 2 months ago

@Moshi It is the case, but I noticed this only after luap42 asked me to provide the URL. However, the closing as the duplicate process is a little bit confusing since it does not mention that the URL should be from the same community (or even better validate it on client side). Alexei‭ 2 months ago

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Codidact doesn't support cross-community duplicates, like closing a question in a per-community meta category as a duplicate of a question on main Meta. However, our messaging there could be, uh, better. We now have a GitHub issue tracking this; thanks for the report.

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