If question X is closed as a duplicate of question Y, is question Y given more weight than it would be otherwise in "related questions" when someone asks a similar question Z? (Both in the questions listed under the title when you're drafting a question, and in what appears on the right hand side of existing questions)
Background: When I came across Ruby method with argument hash with default values: how to DRY?, I thought "this had to have been asked before!", but it took me 10 minutes to find the original What's a nice clean way to use an options hash with defaults values as a parameter in ruby . Is providing a link from the former to the latter (and potentially closing the former) going to make it easier to find in future under the "related questions" section? Or should I not bother?