I am just wondering if I can make a question that addresses the same concerns as another question but is phrased differently. Maybe I may make a question and then immediately make a comment that I am going to flag it as a duplicate. Does the system care about the number of flags you generated yourself on yourself?
If there is already a Question and it isn't getting a lot of views:
- change the wording so it is easier to understand, but don't change what the question says (hope that makes sense)
- add Tags if the question is missing some high profile ones
- Change the Title so that it attracts people without changing the idea of the question.
- add a bounty to the question
these are some things that you can do (within reason) to attract attention to the existing question.
Posting a deliberate Duplicate isn't a good idea, it clutters the site and doesn't look good.
a deliberate Duplicate will be closed and then deleted by the community if not a Moderator