I asked a question:

What are all the Vishnu avatar from current Mahayuga according to scriptures?

then it got closed as a dupe of:

What is chronological timeline (in Manvantara and Mahayuga) of Lord Vishnu incarnations?

I left a comment replying to mod who suggested they are dupe with no response at all and I posted reopen vote to and failed to get 5 reopen vote.

Both question are related but not duplicate, other question is even too broad and existing answer is not fully sufficient. I think it need to be reopen and if not then why?

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    Why bother ? You have an accepted answer anyway!
    – TheLittleNaruto Mod
    Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 3:36
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    @TheLittleNaruto so we should close everything which have accepted answer because why bother? Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 3:38
  • Umm.. not for every question. All I am saying is before getting closed it as dupe, you got an answer. So..
    – TheLittleNaruto Mod
    Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 3:42
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    @TheLittleNaruto A question should remain open if it is not duplicate. It is not relevant if it has an answer or not. Some user might post a better answer in the future. Who knows. Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 7:30
  • @Sarvabhouma Takes my words back
    – TheLittleNaruto Mod
    Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 7:32
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    @iammilind closing different question because there answer is same is so stupid Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 7:41
  • It's not stupid, but useful. See from the main meta When are two questions considered duplicates?: "Questions may be duplicates if they have the same (potential) answers. This includes not only word-for-word duplicates, but also the same idea expressed in different words." The duplicate implicitly indicates that, if you have a good answer then instead of posting in 'this' Qn, better to put in 'that' Qn, which is either older, broader or more visible. TheDestroyer's below answer has also reckoned that.
    – iammilind
    Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 7:45
  • @iammilind this are borderline cases and they are handled site by site, I don't support closing question based on answer, what if someone make a huge answer which cover 10 more questions too which are not much related , you will close them all too just because of that answer? Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 7:48

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Your question is subset of marked question. Vishnu Avatars of Current Mahayauga are already covered in question of Manvantara which asks chronological order of all Vishnu Avatars (which also includes 28th Mahayuga).

Hence your question is duplicate of other question.

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    Then I am confused abotu the duplicate policy here, it's too vague to understand. Even my question is quite specific then the broad other one. Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 6:48
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    @AnkitSharma What is vague here? Are questions which are already subset to other questions not duplicates? I don't think that question is broad, like this question You can use close vote if you feel it is broad question.
    – The Destroyer Mod
    Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 7:19
  • That question asked for whole Manvantara and your answer even partially answered it Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 7:23
  • @AnkitSharma let's discuss in chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/15189/hinduism
    – The Destroyer Mod
    Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 7:27

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