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I just found that this question had been merged with another, and I had two similar answers on it. I've now deleted the extra answer, but it's probably been that way a while.

Edited (because of George's great answer): Could we have a notification in the response envelope/recent activity for all those users whose questions have been merged, and those users with answers on that question, so that they could check that everything was still copacetic?

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Feature would work ok I guess, but remember not everyone uses the email notifications. – Troggy Oct 22 '09 at 16:58
I meant sending an email to the email that people register with the site when they join up, not the email notificiations per post (which I don't use either). – Lance Roberts Oct 22 '09 at 17:05
@Lance: Not all registrations require an email. AOL openId is an example. – Troggy Oct 22 '09 at 17:06
I didn't realize that, I figured they had an email for everyone in some fashion. I'll edit the question. – Lance Roberts Oct 22 '09 at 17:12
How often does this even happen? – user27414 Oct 22 '09 at 17:17
I have no idea, that's the problem. I could have more of these dupes floating around and not even realize it. – Lance Roberts Oct 22 '09 at 17:26
FWIW, you should be able to see it in your answers list - a duplicate answer would show up with (2) after it. – Shog9 Oct 22 '09 at 18:39
For now I'm going to start checking that every so often. – Lance Roberts Oct 22 '09 at 18:57
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It'd be better to have a site notification; much in the same way you're notified when someone answers your question or comments on your answer.

Something like:

Your Answer has been merged to this question.

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That's a great idea. – Lance Roberts Oct 22 '09 at 17:23

Well, we don't yet notify, but the merge process has been improved.

We now handle question merging in a much more sane way -- both questions are retained, one is a stub, and all answers are migrated into the merged question. If the stub is deleted, we 301 redirect to the merge target.

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