Could we consider displaying duplicate questions in a sidebar?

For example if one question is marked as duplicate it gets linked one way but not the other way around.

This can create chains of questions which are all duplicate questions which is confusing.

So click on this question it you notice there are 2 questions in a row that are marked as duplicates so technically they should all be duplicates of each other but that is not the case. They are not displayed in the sidebar.

  • Since you just missed existing feature, it's not really a feature request. Retagged. Sep 19, 2016 at 5:43
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    As @ShadowWizard said, it already exists, but they are listed along with any linked posts, having the duplicates separated from regular linked posts would be a valid feature-request.
    – Cai
    Sep 19, 2016 at 8:37
  • @Cai which kind of exists: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/126460/…. Sep 19, 2016 at 8:47
  • @ShadowWizard looks like that is more about showing duplicates (of other posts, not the current) under Related, not Linked.
    – Cai
    Sep 19, 2016 at 8:54
  • @ShadowWizard this is a feature request look at my edit
    – William
    Sep 19, 2016 at 14:34
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    @LiamWilliam the duplicate is shown in the "Linked" sidebar. The duplicate of the duplicate isn't shown.
    – Cai
    Sep 19, 2016 at 14:53

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Such feature already exists, you somehow missed it:

This is the question in above screenshot, as you can see both questions under "Linked" section are its duplicates.

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    It does list duplicates, but it also lists any posts that are linked either to or from the question with no differentiation (the link in your answer for example, now appears as "Linked")
    – Cai
    Sep 19, 2016 at 8:33
  • This doesn't work for the following question stackoverflow.com/questions/9121395/… It should show all questions marked as duplicates but it doesn't.
    – William
    Sep 19, 2016 at 14:37
  • @LiamWilliam it does here. Sep 19, 2016 at 14:49
  • @ShadowWizard I'm looking for "Check variable equality against a list of values" and don't see it.
    – William
    Sep 19, 2016 at 15:13
  • @LiamWilliam you mean this question? Why should it be displayed as duplicate of that other question or linked to it in any way? Sep 19, 2016 at 15:14
  • @ShadowWizard click on the duplicate here stackoverflow.com/questions/9121395/… then click on the next duplicate question. Which means all the following are dups and linked "Javascript: The prettiest way to compare one value against multiple values" -> "Concise way to compare against multiple values" -> "Check variable equality against a list of values"
    – William
    Sep 19, 2016 at 15:16
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    @LiamWilliam so you're talking about the whole "chain", I see. Sep 19, 2016 at 15:17
  • @ShadowWizard exactly!!
    – William
    Sep 19, 2016 at 15:18

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