When not logged in, attempting to visit a question that is marked as duplicate of another and doesn't have any replies, redirects to the original question (i.e. the question displayed in the "possible duplicates" banner.)

Example: When not logged in, visiting this question Malicious site using "stackoverflow.com" as subdomain redirects to A site (or scraper) is copying content from Stack Exchange. What should I do?. When I am logged in using this account (477 reputation) this redirect doesn't happen.

What is the minimum reputation amount required to view duplicate questions without redirecting?

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    Note that anonymous visitors can still view the duplicate question by appending ?noredirect=1 to the URL. Jan 5, 2020 at 19:28

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The minimum reputation is 1. You just need to have an account and be logged in for the redirect not to be applied; it only applies to anonymous (logged-out) users:

Starting with the next build, anonymous users will be redirected when they visit duplicate questions with no answers.

As with migration and merge redirects you can disable with ?noredirect=1.

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