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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

marked as duplicate by PolyGeo, Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard, Nathan Tuggy, Glorfindel, Cai Jan 2 '17 at 13:14

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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? – Siraj 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. – Patrick Hofman 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. – Patrick Hofman Jan 2 '17 at 16:58

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