Looking at https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/110916/how-can-i-best-use-stackexchange-as-a-qa-site-for-my-own-project which has been closed as a duplicate (quite right), we see three 'linked' questions in the sidebar; however, only two of those questions are given as duplicate-close-targets. Use Stack Overflow as the official support site of an open-source project which to my mind is the actual 'exact duplicate', isn't mentioned anywhere else except in the 'linked questions' sidebar itself!

The blogpost that introduced linked questions says:

The Linked sidebar... gathers up any links to this question provided by the community via comments, answers, or questions

So how did Use Stack Overflow as the official support site of an open-source project get into the linked questions sidebar of https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/110916/how-can-i-best-use-stackexchange-as-a-qa-site-for-my-own-project? (There's no explicit link in the other direction, in case you were wondering.)

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It was linked in a now-deleted comment. There can be a delay between the link being removed and the "linked questions" list being updated. You'll noticed that this has happened in the meantime; the link isn't there anymore.

  • actually link never get removed see here Apr 28, 2014 at 10:23
  • Can you comment on how long that delay can be? I'm curious about why this question is marked as Linked to this one; the only thing I can find is this comment, which has been deleted for 4+ years.
    – E.P.
    Jan 18, 2019 at 18:07

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