Bear with me on this, there's some TL;DR backstory.
I made this post (1) asking about the specific implementation of medal EXP awards and the stacking of said awards from Overwatch. I had previously seen this post (2) asking much the same thing, but my question had more parts to it that were not included in this second question.
A user comes in to tell me that my question (1) is a duplicate of the second link. I disagreed, saying that my question had other parts to it that were not answered. The user didn't seem to like this, claiming I was "ignoring their comments". Despite even editing my question to point out these differences, the duplicate flag remained.
The user then took it upon their self to edit the answer on the linked question (2) to include the answers to what I had asked, despite the question (2) not even asking about it. This user and another then cited that "the answer I was looking for was in the comments", which, at my own fault, I didn't read, but I hadn't realized that answers would be in the comments anyway.
My main question is, why are we ignoring the rule of "don't close a question as a duplicate if the linked question doesn't answer the original?" The user bypassed this rule, and edited the linked question/answer (2) to answer mine, and I want to know why.
I can make any clarification that's necessary, I understand it's a confusing series of events.