Until fairly recently, if I voted to close a question as a duplicate, the system would automatically up-vote the existing "possible duplicate of Foo" comment (if there was one).

This no longer seems to be happening. Is this a bug or a deliberate change in behaviour?

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    @Matt I've never had a userscript doing anything like that. Regarding your other point, I never inhaled... Dec 12, 2013 at 11:25
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    I was under the impression this existed and have too noted it stop doing this Dec 12, 2013 at 11:32
  • I saw just this behavior work fine today. I had voted to close a question as a duplicate today and the already existing comment of possible duplicate of ... got a comment upvote on its own. I'm under the impression that this feature has been there and is still working(atleast I could see it in action myself).
    – Rahul
    Dec 12, 2013 at 11:39
  • @R.J I tried surfing the close review queue (filtered on duplicates) and couldn't trigger the behaviour on Stack Overflow at least. Dec 12, 2013 at 11:40
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    @Duncan - ..And its not working now! :) But the feature was in existence atleast for sometime, because I've seen it in action many a times.
    – Rahul
    Dec 12, 2013 at 11:58
  • Is it only in the review queue that you're seeing it break? Dec 12, 2013 at 12:29
  • I've only ever seen these auto-upvotes on the comments generated by custom off-topic votes, never on duplicate votes.
    – Wooble
    Dec 12, 2013 at 12:34
  • @NickCraver No. I just used that as a source of questions to test with. But I first noticed it in the wild, so to speak. Do I take it from your response that you expect this behaviour to work? Dec 12, 2013 at 12:50
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    On this question I generated a possible duplicate link. 4 People have also voted the same way, but it only has 1 upvote Dec 12, 2013 at 13:49
  • I manually upvoted a generated "duplicate" comment today after voting to close, and thought "has everyone been manually upvoting these comments lately?"
    – Stijn
    Dec 12, 2013 at 13:50
  • @RichardTingle That's my upvote :) I can't vote to close yet here on Meta.
    – Stijn
    Dec 12, 2013 at 13:50


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