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Reduce collateral damage from sample deletion

The recent push to clear out old samples is doing more harm than good, IMHO.
Duplicate samples being deleted results in follows being lost and comments being lost, which is far more "bad" than the tiny "good" result of removing one "useless" sample.
I think that either duplicates should be merged, so any comments and follows on the sample that would have been deleted would be moved into the remaining sample it was supposedly a duplicate, or better still, no actual deletion at all, just an admin action that marks a sample as a duplicate, *with* a pointer to the "other" sample, removing it from the list of "open" samples but letting the comments, follows, and actual sample remain in place.

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