I want to ask the following question:
What is the dependence between volumes of The History of Middle-earth?
This is a very similar to a question already asked, What to read in History of Middle-earth?. However, that question only asks which volumes are important or skippable, whereas I am interested in knowing what the specific dependencies are between each volumes (and particularly whether volumes 6-9 may be skipped because they don't create dependencies elsewhere).
What should I do? It seems to me that the existing question is less broad than mine, so there is no reason why anyone should say what the other dependencies between volumes are (and indeed, no one has). So it seems a bit bizarre to put a bounty on it and ask for an answer which answers a question which is not the one that was asked.
On the other hand, judging by other examples, I feel it is likely that if I post my question it would be closed as a dupe. So I am not sure what is the best course of action. To post it, to put a bounty on the old one, or what?