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I asked a question on Stackoverflow which was, judged by the answers, misunderstood. However it got some upvotes which makes me think it might be useful in the future nonetheless.

I would want to ask basically the same question again (maybe link to the 'wrong' one) and explain my problem more clearly.

On the other hand i don't like to search SO and find many similar questions. It's makes it harder to find what I'm looking for.

Which would be more polite to our fellow community?

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Please post a link to the question in question. – user27414 Aug 27 '10 at 16:31
Of course. (It was already in my clipboard.) – DerMike Aug 27 '10 at 16:38

If the answers are good for the question that was asked, I'd leave that one alone and ask a new one. Explain in the new question that it's similar but not the same as the old one and give specific details as to how they're different.

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