This is related to the comments on my previous post: Are dupes being redirected for non-logged in users?

Can we please put a linkback to the original question on all posts that were redirected (somewhat like we do with migrated questions) so that new users, who are not normally on this site, understand what happened.


Also, when the user is redirected, make it so the linked questions on the side (which are all duplicates) have the noredirect set. As you can see here and if you click on the linked question when you are not logged in, it takes you back to the same place where you were -- aka a loop.

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    Missing noredirect on the linked dupes for anon users is a bug, since it just brings them back to the page they are on.
    – cdeszaq
    Mar 29, 2012 at 17:59
  • @cdeszaq that may be. I just did not want to make so many meta posts on the same subject, I put them all in one
    – Naftali
    Mar 29, 2012 at 18:00
  • That's why I just dropped a comment, rather than an actual post :)
    – cdeszaq
    Mar 29, 2012 at 18:05
  • Isn't this link already present in the "linked questions" sidebar on the right? Mar 30, 2012 at 2:40
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    @JeffAtwood but it redirects in circles because it does not have the noredirect in the link.
    – Naftali
    Mar 30, 2012 at 12:54
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    The side-note appears to have been fixed. The main request has not been implemented though.
    – sourcejedi
    Dec 9, 2019 at 22:49

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I agree. It's confusing to be taken to a different page than you saw in the search results, with potentially none of the words you searched for. (Duplicate questions are often better written—that's why they appear higher in the search results). A header informing 'you have been redirected' would resolve that objection. Wikipedia does this https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/125245/168589

It's also duplicitous to show different pages to search engine crawlers than to anonymous readers. This is one reason people dislike Quora.

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