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A question was just closed as an exact duplicate, but doesn't seem to contain the usual link back to the question it duplicates. Has this been changed intentionally, or has a bug cropped up, what exactly?

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It's in the revision history... – animuson Jan 9 '13 at 1:15
No idea what happened here, specifically, but I re-saved Community user's revision so the link shows up properly now. – Adam Lear Jan 9 '13 at 1:16
@AnnaLear: But Community's revision somehow had an old revision of the post, missing some of the OP's data. ;P – animuson Jan 9 '13 at 1:18
@animuson Oops, my bad. Thanks. :) How many high-rep users does it take to fix a bot's mistake...? (This is why we have captchas, people! Robots can't be trusted!) – Adam Lear Jan 9 '13 at 1:19
I think I remember this happening somewhat recently. The user starts to edit the question prior to the community user adding the dup question content; therefore, when the user finishes their edit they will remove the duplicate question content added to the question while they were editing it. – Josh Mein Jan 9 '13 at 1:23
Ah -- thanks Anna. Hadn't thought of colliding edits. – Jerry Coffin Jan 9 '13 at 1:26
possible duplicate of Removed "Question closed"-message should be shown in edit review queue. The question can be closed while the edit is still in review. It will then be applied incorrectly. – Bo Persson Jan 9 '13 at 8:02

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We've removed adding text to question bodies entirely for now. Who knows what the future holds, though :P

It was a right good bug, though; glad I don't have to fix it now!

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For future reference: this was changed as part of changes to “close as duplicate”, in which the "This question already has an answer here" box was introduced. – Arjan Aug 10 '13 at 15:45

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