I was just want some clarification on what exactly counts as a duplicate question in regard to "This question has been asked before and already has an answer".
Does saying the original question must "already have an answer" mean it has to have an already accepted answer? Or can it just have any answer at all? What if it is a really good and highly upvoted answer that just never got accepted? Do we just flag it anyway and leave it up to the community's discretion if they want to close it as a duplicate with/without an accepted answer.
Also, just to clarify, does that mean even if a new question is an exact duplicate but it has no answer the new question is valid, or is there a way to bump the old one? If this new one is successful in getting an answer should the old one then be closed as duplicate even though it was first?