I posted this question on WSE a while back, which was more or less well-received. But it is about a very specific issue that I faced personally and I felt that the issue is a common one at heart and one that possibly other people could relate to.
So I decided to repost it as a separate question, with quite a bit of editing/rephrasing to make its connection with the other question less obvious. It was meant to be a more general version of the same question. It still dealt with the same core problem, but without all the additional details about my own specific situation. On the other hand, the other question is more focused on my problem personally and has more backstory/details.
But quite a few people didn't get my intention and mistook it as a case of classic plagiarism. Then what: it was closed down as a duplicate. But I had only been acting in good faith. The reason I reworded and reposted the question with a broader scope was so that it could help other people. It did look too much of a copy-paste at first, as Liquid helpfully pointed out in the comments. But that has been taken care of since. If you look at the edit history of both the questions, you can see that both the questions have been tweaked and tuned meticulously over the days.
But that hasn't helped much. Currently it stands with only 3 reopen votes.
On a more general note, is posting a more "generalised" version of your own question acceptable, specifically on WSE?