I found this really weird bug just now... In here the question link is redirected to wrong question when you are not logged-in, but when you log in again everything seems fine...

take a look here...


  • Visit this page in logged off condition
  • Find a question Q:Review queue in the topbar makes a man sad when he can't act upon it [duplicate]
  • Click on that question.. It redirects to this question
  • Now loggin again.. you are then redirected to correct question.

When a question is closed as a duplicate of another one, anonymous users are redirected to the "original" question on the assumption that it will answer their question.

This assumption doesn't always hold true since it's possible for a question to be wrongly closed, but the risk of that is relatively low when it comes to duplicate closures.

  • I didn't knew this happens.. Thanks for clearing..
    Nov 29 '13 at 7:40
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    Why are we not informed of this anywhere? Nov 29 '13 at 7:57
  • @ColeJohnson What do you mean? It's documented on meta like pretty much everything else.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Nov 29 '13 at 16:40

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