It appears as though two people involved in the same issue posted two separate questions, which, as one user pointed out in comments, is "too much of a coincidence". Another user quickly jumped on the bandwagon and called the user a "troll".
The OP repeatedly commented that he had read the FAQ and posted what he thought was a question on a Workplace issue. Overall, for a first question, he did a fairly good job of following the guideline. (I will excuse him for the "what to do" tone of his final sentence, because that is not really his point.)
It appears that he also saw a message that the question was a duplicate of the other question, which made no sense (to me, anyway).
- Do we now define a threshold for how much of a coincidence is "too much"?
- Does coincidence automatically make a user a "troll"?
- We close down newbie questions aggressively because they do not follow our guidelines. When a newbie comes along who tries to follow the guidelines, we call them "trolls" and slam the door in their face. Does the community consider this hostility to newbies acceptable?
- Is calling a user a "troll" without substantial evidence a violation of the Be Nice policy?
- Why does the user see the Duplicate notice when his question clearly has noticeable differences?