A question was just closed as an exact duplicate, but doesn't seem to contain the usual link back to the question it duplicates. Has this been changed intentionally, or has a bug cropped up, what exactly?

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    It's in the revision history...
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jan 9, 2013 at 1:15
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    No idea what happened here, specifically, but I re-saved Community user's revision so the link shows up properly now.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jan 9, 2013 at 1:16
  • @AnnaLear: But Community's revision somehow had an old revision of the post, missing some of the OP's data. ;P
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jan 9, 2013 at 1:18
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    @animuson Oops, my bad. Thanks. :) How many high-rep users does it take to fix a bot's mistake...? (This is why we have captchas, people! Robots can't be trusted!)
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jan 9, 2013 at 1:19
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    I think I remember this happening somewhat recently. The user starts to edit the question prior to the community user adding the dup question content; therefore, when the user finishes their edit they will remove the duplicate question content added to the question while they were editing it.
    – Josh Mein
    Jan 9, 2013 at 1:23
  • Ah -- thanks Anna. Hadn't thought of colliding edits. Jan 9, 2013 at 1:26
  • possible duplicate of Removed "Question closed"-message should be shown in edit review queue. The question can be closed while the edit is still in review. It will then be applied incorrectly.
    – Bo Persson
    Jan 9, 2013 at 8:02

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We've removed adding text to question bodies entirely for now. Who knows what the future holds, though :P

It was a right good bug, though; glad I don't have to fix it now!


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