In what way are these duplicates? What am I missing?
The thread is now reopened.
As nobody explained here why this should be a duplicate and as I could not see it myself, I voted to reopen. Unfortunately, this suggestion only got three upvotes and died out (even though I edited this thread at certain moment to push this Q again to the top of the Meta).
So I raised a flag for moderator attention and explained the situation (in the flag comment space) as best as I could, linking to this Meta thread. As a result, one of the moderators reopened the thread.
I believe this illustrates well
- that it tends to be much easier to close a question than to reopen it and that in general it tends to be difficult to revert previous decisions;
- how such situations could be handled.