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I was talking about this on a chat and decided to suggest it here. I understand that this script might take a long time to run, and it doesn't necessarily have to run for every single case. But it would be very useful

Suggestion: In short, the script would search Stack Exchange for duplicate questions, if the original question has a duplicate change the original to the first question

Example:

Question A: This is a question about how to send data between activities (This question already has an answer at b)

Question B: This question is also how to send data between activities (This question already has an answer

Question C: This is the original question with answers (not a duplicate)

From here the script would find questions like this and change the link to the duplicate in a from b to c.

Why this would be useful:

This would be incredibly useful because many duplicate questions are marked as a duplicate to another question that also is marked as a duplicate (this may go on). Not only will this clean up the site and not have a trail of duplicate questions.

Possible Downside

codeMagic brought up a possible downside to this

Honestly, sometimes I find that Question (or answer) on B is more helfpul than C so I'm not sure if it's a good idea. But I understand what you're saying. It could be nice other than what I just mentioned

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    Path Compression algorithm detected! – Display Name Jun 4 '15 at 19:43

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