If what they implied was the same thing as you it's considered a duplicate. Asking the same question in different words still makes it the same question. There's no doubt that your question was clearer, but the other question is the same so it's not fair to have 2 of the same things essentially. In my eyes, an edit to the old question is justified. I've been in the same situation as you before. However, I'm not Ellotris so maybe he can clarify things because this is just my take on it.