See: Why does the Related question list not always show up?

The answer there states that it is an expensive query to run, so it's not done immediately. I remember reading somewhere else that due to increased importance, it is run often while asking questions.

However, right after asking, a question is likely to get attention, and be closed as a duplicate. The problem is, the related list isn't showing, so someone has to go search for a duplicate. When they come back, someone has already posted an answer, leading to noise on the site.

My suggestion: Either:

  1. Cache the final "related questions" list from the ask dialog to use for the first 15 minutes
  2. Run the query right away.

EDIT (12/11/14): Was this changed? I just saw a related list on a question 1 minute old.



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