I posted a question about using cell phones in Japan and now want to post the exact same question except being for South Korea. It is regarded as a duplicate. So how do I go about getting answers to these two things? Should I put it in one question or try to reformulate?
The aim of the duplicate check is to avoid a large number of questions that are the same, and unfortunately it can't differentiate between true duplicates and questions that are semantically different but look similar.
It makes sense to me to ask these as two separate questions, so I'm glad you were able to get this working by rephrasing one of them.
Yes, this puzzles me too. I don't understand the fear for a multitude of duplicates. Modern Internet technology (google) enables easy organization of these so-called duplicates. As a person living in one country and working in another I can confirm that asking about phones in one country are not duplicate to the other. Maybe there should be a button: "Ask the same question for country Z". ;)