This is a community-moderated site, so anybody can/should/is allowed to point out if he/she doesn't agree with a close reason. In a nutshell, you can always flag a closed question and give an explanation as a flag comment to have one of the moderators look at it.
To improve the chances that the question gets reopened it might also help to edit the question ...
I think finding a solution for somebody is more relevant than hunting all (possible) duplicates down. I'd rather find two complete different answers for a quite similar question than finding a closed question which is like 6 years more recent than the "possible duplicate".
The "linked questions" in the sidebar is the domain of ...whom?
From the [linked-questions] tag excerpt:
The "Linked Questions" sidebar is a user-generated list of related questions shown when viewing a question. Its content comes from questions that users have linked in the question, their answers, or in comments, or questions which have been closed as ...
This restriction has a few exceptions: it doesn't apply
on Meta sites
when both questions are asked by the same user
for ♦ moderators
Therefore, using a custom moderator flag is a good option. Please specify clearly why you're using a moderator flag instead of a regular vote to close; standard flags are always preferred and you risk getting a ...
I agree with the three situations as canonical questions:
How secure is Activation Lock?
How secure is Activation Lock on iOS 7 (and later)?
I know the person (or am the person) that controls the iCloud account that's now locking my device (or one I sold / gave away / donated)?
How can I bypass Activation Lock?
…however, I think the ...
All moderators can (and will if necessary) reopen questions, but so can high-rep users if a question is flagged for a reopen. Flagging for reopen can be done either explicitly (by clicking on the "reopen" label below the question) or be editing the text of a question.
In the question linked above, the comments indicate why an edit is deemed necessary, ...
we should have all the answers for all the versions in one question,
rather than a separate question for each version of macOS
In short, yes.
Apple changes things with each revision of their hardware and software; some of it unintentional (aka ahem..."features") and lots intentional (aka "stuff that annoys users to the nth degree")...
The entire Q&A is unfortunate since there already exists a duplicate question (which this question is now closed and points towards).
However, ignoring that, if I had caught the duplicate answer when it had less votes, I would have deleted it, with a comment for the poster to edit your answer to improve it. Unfortunately the number of votes all the ...
I don't have a Touch Bar model, so using the menu bar as equivalent.
Your question has a mismatch between the title and the concluding question. The title invites questions in "Linked" items which later lead to the target question.
It should have been "How can I remove the Siri icon in the touch bar?" or similar. This would be similar to someone asking ...
Initially I wasn't ready to merge all answers from this question:
Screenshot taking a very long time to appear on desktop
And move them to this question:
Capturing screenshots on macOS Sierra is very slow
I think it's best to keep them separate since one is High Sierra and deals with Apple reasons for the delay. The other deals with third party reasons. ...
The StackExchange developers view and voted up view is if the new question is better then close the old one as the duplicate from this MetaStackExchange question (and that makes sense to me) Note this is not exactly your question but the other questions that match yours are closed as dups of this :(
In this case the new question and answer rather obviously ...
I didn't look into the dupe-worthiness of the two questions mentioned, the following is rather a general answer.
Avoiding redundancy by closing duplicate questions is actually a good thing. There is no such thing as a penalty if a question gets marked as a duplicate. Any reputation gained by upvotes on either the duplicate question or one of its answers ...
This is indeed a fairly complicated situation because:
The newer question is lower quality - potentially good content, but there is a lack of all-important details that would narrow the field of options as to what happened
The newer question scores really nicely in Google - perhaps this is because it uses some important words in the title such as "Apple ID" ...