About two months ago, the user Jared Westover asked a story-identification question: Book with a magic school in the sky. The question drew one answer, which was not accepted.
Two days ago, Jared asked a new story-identification question: 2010s Y.A. fantasy book: Girl w/multiple magic abilities attends secret school in sky, has tech wiz friend, mother is a baddie, old guy is a phoenix. This is clearly the same story as in the first question, and the details he provides are almost identical.
I was all set to flag this as a duplicate, until I read the description for that flag:
This question has been asked before and already has an answer.
I believe "already has an answer" means "an answer was accepted", not just "somebody wrote an answer". So technically the second question is not a "duplicate" by that standard. But it still feels like it's cluttering up the site.
Should we allow this kind of thing? And if not, how do we flag it?