I'm relatively new to SE in general, so I may be missing something here, but recently I've been seeing a lot of people apparently getting angry that their questions are marked duplicate. Can someone explain to me what the reasoning is behind this being considered an insult? I haven't come up with anything.
My guess is that some users may have seen the purported duplicate whilst writing their question. Then they read through the duplicate, but although they may accept that is very closely related to their question, they don't understand the answers given.
So they hope by asking a slight variation of the question that they may get a wider range of answers, one of which will explain the solution in a way they can understand, compared to the existing answers that accompany the duplicate.
- It looks very similar as the closure with a different reason.
- Question closed as dupe means that it is a dupe in the view of the VtC voters. It may be not a dupe in the view of the OP.
On these reasons, I typically check if a question deserves also an up.
On larger sites, with many golden tag badge holders, it can be a problem if they don't use their decisive vote very wisely.