If two questions are similar but have different focal points / purposes, is the newest one a duplicate?
Does this coincide with SOs definition of a duplicate question? Let's have a look:
"This question covers exactly the same ground as earlier questions on this topic;"
True to a degree (if you ignore language).
"its answers may be merged with another identical question."
Furthermore, let's look at the accepted answer from "When is a duplicate not a duplicate?":
Rule of thumb: If you ask a question similar to another question and it is likely to get the exact same answer, you have yourself a duplicate question.
In your case, take the opposite of that. If the question is similar and it is likely to NOT get the exact same answer, you likely do not have a duplicate.
I know this rule of thumb does not come from SO/SE itself but it seems to me that it has been employed thoroughly on SE until now.
Have I managed to find a loophole/exception? Which is; it is also a duplicate, if the two (similar) questions were asked by the same user.
Can someone clarify if is this true? Is this now an exception?