This post was closed as a duplicate, which perhaps it is, but the original question contains a single answer that doesn't really add much to the question. The recent, duplicate question has many more answers and has generated much discussion.

So, is there a case for closing the original question and keeping the new one seeing as the quality is significantly different between the two?

  • your note about much discussion may be considered as point in favor of keeping it closed, see On discussions and why they don't make good questions
    – gnat
    Jul 6, 2015 at 10:26
  • @gnat much discussion may be bad, and a lot of it was moved to chat anyway but - it has many more good answers than the original, which is what I was more concerned about. We're keeping a poor question and closing a good one because of their age, not their quality.
    – gbjbaanb
    Jul 6, 2015 at 10:42
  • many answers make me suspect that it's too broad. Asker just dropped word "better" and didn't attempt to clarify despite requests for this in comments (guess they're not really motivated, because upvotes from hot list lemmings can make one feel it's okay as is)...
    – gnat
    Jul 6, 2015 at 10:56
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    ...frankly, when I voted for a duplicate, it didn't have answers, and I thought that better-as-stable is the only reasonable interpretation. But now, looking at so many different answers twisting it in so many different ways, I somehow feel that too broad could be a more appropriate close reason
    – gnat
    Jul 6, 2015 at 10:56


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