On Travel.SE, I have 233 rep. I guess I look like a newbie. (I have a lot more rep on another SE site, and know how they work in general.) But it means that I don't have the privileges or reputation here that I do on other sites. I haven't been in the position of having both newbie-level rep and a problem, before, and I don't know how to handle it. What do I, a low-rep user, do?
I feel the need to state explicitly that the 'flag for moderator attention', if that's the mechanism intended to solve this type of problem, does not or has not worked.
I am worried that this will happen to other users as well. Thankfully I am not a newbie to SE sites and I know this is not what's supposed to happen - thus the question. Goodness knows what someone completely new would do... leave the site and never come back, probably.
So: How can I, a normal traveler, powerless on the site, handle an issue like an incorrectly closed question?
General Stack Exchange policy on duplicates is that it's not a terrible thing, even for exact duplicates. A question incorrectly closed as a duplicate hurts the site far more.
(Background: I asked a question recently (deliberately not linked) about getting a visa for country B, when you already have a visa for country A, both in the Schengen zone. This is a complex thing and one I'm worried about. It was closed as a duplicate of a question asking about deliberately illegally overstaying a visa. Not only are none of the answers to that question applicable to what I'd like to know, but the answers are possibly illegal. I'm also not sure how to react to what appears to be a mod's implicit suggestion to follow an illegal path, because even if the question was actually the same as mine, I - and I hope most other people using the site! - would prefer legal avenues.
I flagged it for moderator attention, but nothing appears to have happened.
I haven't asked a question on meta about this specific question, since I think it will be far more beneficial for the community to address the general issue.)