Today when I was asking a question on Stack Overflow, after I posted the question, I went to the restroom. After I came back, guess what? My post was closed, because it was a duplicate.
At first, I was a bit upset, but then I realized that it was normal if they think it was a duplicate because I didn't provide information about the research I've done. After I edited it, this time I told them the research I've done, especially emphasizing the link they suggested me to take a look at (I've read that link before I made the post), but I still can't reopen it.
The reason I made this post today is not to reopen it. Instead, I want to discuss about the "close" feature in Stack Overflow. I was really confused about the question and I need an answer in order to continue with my exam. However, now I can't learn. Do duplicate questions really affect the quality of this site? I'm new to this site, but I've been using other SE sites for quite a long time, and I've seen many users not being able to learn just because they really don't understand the other posts and their questions are closed just because they are similar to other posts.
This is what I suggest: We should provide the link of similar posts, but don't close them.
What do you think about that?