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I am not familiar with the posting mechanism of SO. My questions are answered quickly most of the time.
Recently, I've ran into some questions that are not very well known to people, or are too much trouble to follow. Anyway, I haven't been answered for days on that one.
So I posted another question. Since I've kept working on the problem, it moved on a little, so the new question is a bit different, though it is highly related to the last one.
Then someone came up and asked me not to post duplicate questions. I fully understand his/her point, and I didn't mean to do it. Actually, I found SO is very helpful and I like it a lot. I would like to contribute to it.
My question is, given the massive amount of questions posted on SO everyday, and since we should not post duplicate questions, how to draw attention from potential respondents and not let the question sink?