I would say more often than not, the "Related Questions" box that comes up after typing in a question title ends up with two things happening for me:
- I find the answer to my question, despite having searched for it already. (maybe I need to start typing out my question in the 'Search' box to improve the quality of my manual searches!) Obviously, this was the intent of that Related Questions box and at least for me, it works very well... so Kudos!
- I find one or two unanswered questions that I am able to offer an answer to; often because of things I have come across while trying to solve my issue before coming to SO to ask. Perhaps an unintended benefit of the "Related Questions" box, but it has definitely been a pattern for me.
I like how much that particular feature has improved my SO experience. So, as a pure discussion; does this happen to you, too?
EDIT: I suppose I might not really be capturing the intention of the
discussion tag here all that well, judging by the -1 vote I got. I am at least assuming that my (frivolous though it may be) question was clear; "has this happened to you?", so I assume the -1 was due to subject matter.
Maybe the question will be closed if that is the case, which is fine by me; I consider -1 votes and questions being closed to be a chance to learn better how to operate within the community.