Some time ago, I had a question closed and marked as a duplicate. I found the experience to be quite bizarre-- the post many claimed answered my question did not, from my view-- I had in fact read that post in detail before deciding to write my own question. Furthermore, I revised my question multiple times to make the differences clearer.
I wonder if part of the issue is that my question deals with possessing two PhDs at once, the very notion of which seems to trigger many academics. I suspect that many of the closers did not actually read the question or its revisions in detail, instead defaulting to the "two PhDs is bad/sad/mad" opinion and taking action to close the question.
So my meta-question is: how can I get the "duplicate" notice removed from my question? Someone already provided a great answer (which I accepted), so I'm not necessarily looking for further attention. It just feels silly for the "duplicate" marker to remain, as it undermines what I think is a distinct and real issue for many people.