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An assertion that "several users told you that having more questions about the same topic is actually better" caught my eye as a point for meta discussion. My response was a few comments below but viewpoints from much higher-rep users indicate I'm wrong. The thread being discussed also demonstrates that in practice, opening a duplicate post is a better way to get attention and action on an issue (e.g. see useless originals and duplicates).
Given the capricious and conflicting nature of standards and instructions for asking questions in the SE network, I'd at least like to have a meta post to point to on this specific point to help avoid what I feel would be inevitable closure if I try to follow this new instruction. Therefore, I am asking this question.
Is it, in fact, better to open duplicates, and to leave duplicates open instead of officially/formally marking them as duplicates, for meta questions?
This is not intended to duplicate the broader How do I get attention for old, unfixed bug reports and feature requests without official responses here on Meta? or its duplicate How do I draw attention to a meta post? (itself open as of the asking of this question, later closed) but instead focus on the appropriateness of one specific strategy which might be an answer to that question.