I asked a question about casters with blindsight and the Blinded condition, which has been marked as duplicate to a question which asks if creatures with blindsight can have the Blinded condition.
Why they are not the same
I do not agree this question is a duplicate of the linked question. The other one asks:
"Can creatures with blindsight be affected by the Blinded condition?"
The one I opened asks:
"Can casters with blindsight and are Blinded cast spells that require them to see the target?"
My question already assumes the answer to the first one: yes, they can be affected by it, because creatures with blindsight are not necessarily immune to the Blinded condition. We begin with the assumption that they are. It is a more specific question, and an application of the answers of the first one, which might not have the same answers as the one it has been marked a duplicate of.
The policy on duplicating: duplicate Q's based on the answers, not the questions?
If the answer to Question A is the same as the answer to Question B, and Question A was already answered, should we duplicate Question B to Question A? I thought the policy was to duplicate Q's based on the questions asked.
For example, if the answer to Question B can be trivially answered by Question A's answers (so they have the same answers), but Question B is more specific than Question A (A covers more ground than B), should they be duplicated?
Analyzing spell descriptions -- a case for the need of more detailed inspection?
The question I asked assumes the caster cannot see (Blinded condition), but has blindsight (can perceive the surroundings via other senses). Spell descriptions specifically ask for sight when sight is needed. Blindsight is normally a way to get around the Blinded condition, but is that still the case for spell descriptions that ask for creatures "that you can see"?
The duplicated Q does not have an answer to this.