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What is the function of the 'Frequent' sorting option on the Questions tab?

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When many questions are closed as a duplicate of one specific question, that question is a "Frequent" question - that is, it has been asked, in different guises, frequently. In addition, if the question is linked to from another question, it is one of the "Frequently" linked to questions.

In essence the sort is for questions that have been linked to often within the site.

If you hover over the tab, the tooltip is "questions with the most links" - that is, with many questions linking to it.

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In other words: Frequently Linked Questions. Note that that tab was previously called "FAQ" which stood for Frequently Asked Questions. This is further not necessarily related to closure as duplicate. It's just that duplicate question closures happen to have a link to the frequently linked question in question. – BalusC Apr 19 '13 at 20:59
I'm, not sure if I'm confusing something, I see a Linked section on the right of a frequent question, was this section entitled "Frequent" before? – Wolf Jun 2 '15 at 10:13
@Wolf - No, it wasn't. That section includes questions that were indicated to be duplicates, but not only such questions. – Oded Jun 2 '15 at 10:28

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