So I was perusing the meta site, and I came across this closed link: https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/20285/why-do-we-have-a-tag-called-stochastic-analysis
The reason it was closed was it was listed as a duplicate of What's the difference between the various stochastic-blah tags?
The things I find curious/interesting about this is the phrasing of the closing message for duplicates:
"This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question."
It does not appear to me in any way that the old thread, question, which is back from 2012 actually has an answer! There's certainly no official "answer" given, and only 4 comments discussing it....seems far more like an open issue. Since the original question is so old, what is the appropriate thing to do?
(note: I know nothing about any of the stochastic subjects and have no particular opinion on the actual question itself, I just found it strange to have something marked as 'answered' and then the original question didn't seem like that at all)