A recent question was asked for which I wondered if it hadn't already been asked by somebody else. In searching, I found a more specific, unanswered question. It seems appropriate to merge the unanswered question into the recent question, but the description of the "duplicate" flag says:
This question has been asked before and already has an answer.
Is this meant to imply a temporal connection between the questions, or is it fine to merge an older question into a newer one?