So, I've noticed a couple questions in the last few hours that have a few votes for close because they are "exact duplicates", but in reality, they are not exactly the same. I know my opinion on these, but I am asking this question simply to find out yours. I am fine if the community disagrees with me. I want to learn from your wisdom.
This question is supposedly an exact duplicate of this one. I absolutely agree that the answer to the second one completely contains the answer to the first. However, what if someone has the first question sometime in the future. Is that user supposed to know that they should just look at the second question to get their answer? If not, then does it really make sense to close the first question?
Another example is this one which is an exact duplicate of this one. In this case, a change of variables will change the first question into the second. But, if someone comes to this site wanting to ask that question, are they going to know that? If so, would they ask the question? If not, then isn't the question valuable itself?
What are your opinions? Do you think questions like these should be closed?