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A question of mine just got edited, where a link to another question was provided.

The edit's log tells it was done by a moderator. So, is this done by a script, or are people doing it manually?

What are conditions to create such links? (my guess is because the questions are similar)

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That is a moderator adding the link, not a script. Moderators are human beings on SE (which may come as a surprise, I know :-P). The mod must have added that at his or her own discretion. – Martijn Pieters Jul 11 '12 at 12:23
@MartijnPieters Ok, I see. I thought they added a new feature. Looked cool at first glance :) – BЈовић Jul 11 '12 at 12:48

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Both questions do seem related, though not duplicates of each other.

I can't talk in behalf of the user who did that (fact he's a moderator is not really relevant, any high rep member can edit any post he want) but you can simply ask him by leaving a comment on your own question there (that was edited) starting with @fossfreedom thus he'll get notification about your comment.

Generally speaking, high rep members and moderators sometimes do such things to make the overall content better and improve searchability.

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Ok, thanks. The fact that he modified the questions doesn't bother me at all. Was wondering if it was a new feature – BЈовић Jul 11 '12 at 12:49
Cheers, you can always see details by clicking the "edited [x] [y] ago" time stamp in your case it's this page - and "system" edits are made only by special account aka Community User. :) – Shadow Wizard Jul 11 '12 at 13:39

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