I have prompted users (senior/experts users) on questions asked by other users, to have a look at some similar questions or to the question I have asked in the past, but it didn't get enough attention.
I got told off by the senior users (users with a lot of reputation). That it is not a good practice to prompt users to different questions from one question.
I mean, after all, I am prompting them to have a look at another question on Stack Overflow. What could be so wrong with this?
Sometimes I have asked a question and not many users were online at that time so the question didn't get enough attention and then it just got lost among old questions where nobody bothers to go back in history and check for unanswered questions.
Having said all this, I understand we have this system of setting a bounty on a question but then it takes time, you have to wait seven days before you can start a bounty on a question. and again we are not supposed to ask the same question again as it will be a duplicate. Stack Overflow doesn't even allow you to post the question even when the first question didn't have any answers to it.
I just want to know what people out there think about this and if prompting users to different questions is a
bad practice and starting a bounty takes seven days. What other way can I get attention drawn to my questions?