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This question already has an answer here:

The question "How do I browse through my account history?" was closed for being a duplicate.

The linked question "Tracking the questions you've recently viewed or visited" was also closed as a duplicate question.

Following this link leads us to the actual question we're looking for, "Add a "recently viewed" tab in the user account page".

How should these scenarios be handled? Is there a way to suggest updates to the referenced duplicate question?


Edit: This question is different from Duplicates of duplicates should be remapped. I am asking what I should do as a user when duplicates of duplicates are found, while the linked question asks whether duplicate links should be remapped automatically.

marked as duplicate by random discussion Jul 2 '17 at 16:09

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    Ironically, I do not think that is actually a duplicate. The suggested duplicate appears to outright suggest a change to implement "master duping", where I interpret this question to focus more on "why does this happen, and what should I do when I see it". – Gnemlock Apr 16 '17 at 11:26
  • @Gnemlock You hit the nail on the head. – Stevoisiak Apr 16 '17 at 14:13
  • "it assumes that there are no answers of any value in any of the intermediate questions" meta.stackexchange.com/questions/142238/… – random Jul 2 '17 at 16:06
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I've noticed this a few times with other questions as well. I think it seems to be a case of people finding the duplicate topic but instead of going through each question to find the original their stopping at the first one they see.

I've done this on the past too, sometimes it can't be helped and you miss the notice message. I think you should just make sure to find the original question as best you can and flag it as a duplicate of that. If all else fails, let a moderator know.

It's not the end of the world though. Even though there isn't a direct link, you can still get to it by clicking through. As long as the question is marked as a duplicate appropriately then it'll be alright as far as I'm concerned. This being my opinion on the matter anyway.

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