I posted this question here and of course got the eternal couple of comments suggesting that it was a duplicate. I clarified things saying that I asked a totally different question (namely, are the built-in exploits inside Metasploit used in real-life pentesting, and not if Metasploit itself was used in real-life pentesting). However, a few hours after my clarification the question got marked as exact duplicate and closed.
So is this really stackexchange policy in all of its websites? I'm not new here, I've been using SO for a few years and answering questions for a couple of years aswell, but I'm really starting to get tired of the eagerness of the people here to close questions.
Can someone here please explain me how my question can be an exact duplicate of a question that didn't by any mean ask the for same thing?