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Possible to remove the link to duplicate question?

This question:

has been closed as an exact duplicate, but there is no link to the duplicate so we can neither assess whether the closure is valid nor see the explanations in the duplicate question. It wasn't so long ago that the duplicate links were shown — is there a policy change (and if so, why?), or is it just a glitch?

  • what are empty duplicate question message here? why it's not showing? Jun 2, 2023 at 13:41
  • @Donotlikenewbuttons — they are an ancient, temporary artifact that no longer occur. Once upon a time, the duplicate information was simply edited into the heading of the question, and those with edit privileges could change, or remove, that content. That's no longer the case — possibly as a result of changes triggered because of problems such as this one. Jun 2, 2023 at 15:24
  • okay, thank you for the fast answer! Honestly, it's a surprise to see comment of the user who been lastly seen more than 5 years ago,. Jun 2, 2023 at 15:31

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Look at the post history. The asker himself edited out the duplicate message when he was adding more details. This was probably an accident; he probably started editing before the question was closed, and when he submitted his edit it overwrote Community's edit (the duplicate message) because it was more substantive.

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    That possibility hadn't occurred to me! I've gone and added the duplicate question information to the question (on top of the last edit). Thanks. Mar 25, 2012 at 0:42
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    There was 7 minutes between Community's edit and the OPs. It may not have been an accident :-). Mar 25, 2012 at 0:44

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