I was discussing this issue with a moderator, @SteveTaylor, and he suggested bringing it up here. Sometimes questions get marked as a possible duplicate and they get closed before the OP has a chance to explain how their question is different from others that seem to be similar. New users may not be aware that their question can be closed if not corrected based on votes by community members. I suggested the following blurb as a gentler way to inform new users of how the site functions.
This question has been marked as a possible duplicate. Please show how your question differs from those already asked or it could be closed based on votes by the community.
What is the procedure for evaluating and instituting such a change?