I was searching something then I find that the question is already asked and answered, but the cause of the problem was bit different, and so the answer.

So I decided to post the question again, but it will mark as duplicate. So what to do in that case, should I edit that question according to me, or should I post my question as an answer in that question, as creating an comment, but it will not bump the question again


So I decided to post the question again, but it will mark as duplicate.

Then either the answer is deemed the same, although the question is a little different, or you didn't make it clear enough the question is different and in what way.

We appreciate it if you do your part in finding help, so finding a related duplicate helps us a lot. Just put something like this in your question:

I have found [question X] that (partially) answers my question. However, my question is a little different because ... and the answer didn't help because of that.

... resume your question with full explanation and code as you normally would

If the question just deviates a little, because a new framework version came and there are slight coding issues, you could raise a bounty to attract new answers. Make sure to explain in your bounty reason that you actually expect that kind of answers.

  • and in that case I will not mark as duplicate right? Jan 2 '17 at 11:09
  • Usually close-voters will take a closer look than oh, this is very similar > vote to close. Still, you should know that subject-matter-experts have a deeper knowledge than you, so they still may think it is a duplicate, it is not a guarantee that your question won't be closed. Jan 2 '17 at 11:10
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    Typically it takes a little more to not be a duplicate other then a framework version difference, if after you make that clear and it's still closed, you might have to accept the people who know he answer to your question is saying it's a duplicate it might actually be a duplicate
    – Ramhound
    Jan 2 '17 at 16:26
  • Yeah. Bad example @ram. You are right: let the experts decide. Jan 2 '17 at 16:58

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