I've been known for asking really interesting questions here on Meta. I know about the "Linked" bar at the right side of the question that inludes all of the linked as well as backlinked questions and duplicate questions. My question is: does the Stack Exchange notification system send me a notification if someone else asks a question and it gets marked as a duplicate of one of my questions?

  • I wonder though, if there is a way to query for these in the data explorer?
    – Travis J
    Oct 10, 2013 at 16:02
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    "I want to know if and when someone does that." - But why? Why is that information so useful to you that you need a notification for it? I doubt many, if any, users would find that notification useful.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Oct 10, 2013 at 16:37
  • @animuson As I said in the question, I tend to ask interesting questions. By that, I mean that I ask questions that are, at times, ahead of their time (like Will Stack Exchange support SPDY?) and questions that will likely be asked again (like Change Yahoo logo on login screen to new logo). I want to know, for my own research purposes, how duplicates of questions like these are asked and how often they are asked.
    – user215114
    Oct 10, 2013 at 17:10
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    I'd suggest adding it to the list of notifications for favorite questions, so you can just star to follow them, but they still haven't even implemented notifications for those either.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Oct 10, 2013 at 17:17

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No. The system does not send you such a notification.

I suspect the first people to ask the really simple questions that get repeated ad infinitum would disagree with this as a feature request quite vehemently.


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