I am assuming this article is about copying a story and doing a republishing without making material changes to the content.
This brings up a number of questions. What about
- Editing an existing story to make it clearer, without deleting and republishing, since it is the feature on your profile? The publication date does not change. Would your followers even be notified?
- Writing a new story by merging new material to a section from an existing story, keeping both?
- Splitting a story for different audiences, with some new material?