A question of mine just got edited, where a link to another question was provided.

The edit's log tells it was done by a moderator. So, is this done by a script, or are people doing it manually?

What are conditions to create such links? (my guess is because the questions are similar)

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    That is a moderator adding the link, not a script. Moderators are human beings on SE (which may come as a surprise, I know :-P). The mod must have added that at his or her own discretion. Jul 11 '12 at 12:23
  • @MartijnPieters Ok, I see. I thought they added a new feature. Looked cool at first glance :) Jul 11 '12 at 12:48

Both questions do seem related, though not duplicates of each other.

I can't talk on behalf of the user who did that (fact they're a moderator is not really relevant, any high rep member can edit any post they want) but you can simply ask them by leaving a comment on your own question there (that was edited) starting with @ followed by their display name, thus they'll get a notification about your comment.

Generally speaking, high rep members and moderators sometimes do such things to make the overall content better and improve searchability.

  • Ok, thanks. The fact that he modified the questions doesn't bother me at all. Was wondering if it was a new feature Jul 11 '12 at 12:49
  • Cheers, you can always see details by clicking the "edited [x] [y] ago" time stamp in your case it's this page - and "system" edits are made only by special account aka Community User. :) Jul 11 '12 at 13:39

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