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Now, when reviewing reopen votes on questions closed as duplicates, I've got no link anywhere to the question that the closed question is a duplicate of (i.e. the "duplicated" question):

Faulty reopen review

Needless to say, without access to the duplicated question it is impossible to judge whether the question being reviewed is truly a duplicate or not, and hence impossible to judge whether a reopen is required or not.

Interestingly, that particular question has now been reopened. I wonder if the absence of a link to the duplicated question resulted in a sufficient number of "I don't see a duplicate - I better reopen it" type reviews.

It looks like I'm not the only one to be bitten by this issue: LittleBobbyTables was busy writing this comment while I was writing this question.

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Just to note: the previous way was already broken. All it did was look for links above the <!-- auto-inserted --> comment and add a tab for them. If a user manually edited it out, you were not provided with any duplicates. Bad design from the get-go. – animuson Feb 6 '13 at 19:57
looks like SO has a hard time ... i never saw that much bug in a single day – NullPoiиteя Feb 6 '13 at 19:58
@animuson: I did not know that. Wow. – Mac Feb 6 '13 at 20:00
up vote 6 down vote accepted

This has been fixed - thanks for finding it.

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This isn't fixed on Meta as of thirty seconds ago? – Rory Feb 8 '13 at 17:11
You're not seeing the duplicate banner on the review you did? – Jarrod Dixon Feb 8 '13 at 18:34
Sorry Jarrod I misread the bug report - I'm not seeing the old tabs for the duplicate/revisions. It'd be a pity if they've been removed – Rory Feb 9 '13 at 11:22
Jarrod: thanks for fixing it! Although I'll second @Rory's comment: where have the dupe tabs gone? Now that the banners are back they're not essential, but from an aesthetics/usability sense they were still useful. – Mac Feb 12 '13 at 0:18

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