Okay... I was going to just not come back to this site, but, I can't let this go. It's gnawing at me.
(And I want to ask another question.)
A couple weeks back, I asked Can non-EU residents request passport stamps when traveling between EU countries? I mentioned in the body of the post that my post was not the same as Getting passport stamps inside Schengen Area, because the second one is about EU residents specifically, and they have a complete different set of rules applying to them under the terms of Schengen.
It seemed it did not matter. Immediately I was told to just look at that second question. I don't remember exact words and comments are removed now but they had to do with the answers still applying, even though most of the answers are Schengen member state citizen specific. I realize that the topic is similar-looking (related to passports and the Schengen) but that is not the same as a duplicate. Just because two questions have the same answer, also does not necessarily make them a duplicate.
The math problems "2 + 2" and "2 ^ 2" are similar looking and they have the same answer but they are not duplicates. They mean different things.
And then the ultimate Kafka twist, someone edited my post claiming "to make the question more clear," and I assume it was with good intentions, but actually it made the question more like the duplicate. So now, yes, the close votes are more justified, but the question is less valuable. It is like going from "2 ^ 2" to "2 * 2"! The goal should be to add a new valuable question and answer to the Internet, not to make the existing close votes "correct."
I should tell you I decided not to go to San Marino this year so I do not even care about the specific question any more. But I do care if the meta community agrees with the way the whole duplicate procedure was handled here.