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When asking a question, a "Similar Questions" panel displays on the right hand side. This shows closed questions.

Is there a good reason for this?

Example: (sorry for the large image but I tried to draw a good arrow to make up)

Similar/closed

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It's hinting that a question you're about to ask has been asked and closed. Hence, you should take a look at it - perhaps it's related / duplicate to the one you're asking.

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I seen finding duplicates as the inportant reason to display closed questions. –  Ian Ringrose May 31 '11 at 8:19

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