Related to this and this.

Now, when reviewing reopen votes on questions closed as duplicates, I've got no link anywhere to the question that the closed question is a duplicate of (i.e. the "duplicated" question):

Faulty reopen review

Needless to say, without access to the duplicated question it is impossible to judge whether the question being reviewed is truly a duplicate or not, and hence impossible to judge whether a reopen is required or not.

Interestingly, that particular question has now been reopened. I wonder if the absence of a link to the duplicated question resulted in a sufficient number of "I don't see a duplicate - I better reopen it" type reviews.

It looks like I'm not the only one to be bitten by this issue: LittleBobbyTables was busy writing this comment while I was writing this question.

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    Just to note: the previous way was already broken. All it did was look for links above the <!-- auto-inserted --> comment and add a tab for them. If a user manually edited it out, you were not provided with any duplicates. Bad design from the get-go.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Feb 6, 2013 at 19:57
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    looks like SO has a hard time ... i never saw that much bug in a single day Feb 6, 2013 at 19:58
  • @animuson: I did not know that. Wow.
    – Mac
    Feb 6, 2013 at 20:00

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This has been fixed - thanks for finding it.

  • This isn't fixed on Meta as of thirty seconds ago?
    – Rory
    Feb 8, 2013 at 17:11
  • You're not seeing the duplicate banner on the review you did? Feb 8, 2013 at 18:34
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    Sorry Jarrod I misread the bug report - I'm not seeing the old tabs for the duplicate/revisions. It'd be a pity if they've been removed
    – Rory
    Feb 9, 2013 at 11:22
  • Jarrod: thanks for fixing it! Although I'll second @Rory's comment: where have the dupe tabs gone? Now that the banners are back they're not essential, but from an aesthetics/usability sense they were still useful.
    – Mac
    Feb 12, 2013 at 0:18

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