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The Politics SE question How much of Hu Jintao's being escorted out was seen by Chinese at home? Was it live? Did they see it close up as seen internationally? includes a linked question which now appears in both the Linked question list and the Related question list. The timing I recollect is that it appeared first in Related and afterward I linked to it in a comment.

I've often wondered if the sometimes substantial overlap in the two displayed lists was the best use of precious space on the page, and if the Linked items should be pruned from the Related items. To that end I'd like to ask:

Question: Should items in the Linked question appear again in the Related question list directly below? Could they be removed somehow?

  • A related bug report, marked as [status-bydesign]: Linked and Related sections contain duplicate links to questions. There's also a related feature request: Remove post from the related list if it's in the linked list already - and a related discussion: Do related linked questions really need to be linked twice?. (Your post seems like a duplicate of one of the latter two, since it's tagged [discussion] but asks for a change in functionality.)
    – V2Blast
    Oct 23, 2022 at 23:45
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    @V2Blast things have changed a lot in the last decade, I'm not sure "by design" reflects current thinking. To move forward why not close the old question as a duplicate of the present instead? I don't think anyone ever intentionally designed this repeating.
    – uhoh
    Oct 23, 2022 at 23:50
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    I mean, it's definitely not a bug - it's working as it was intended to, so [status-bydesign] is the right tag for the bug report. The community can still request that it be changed - as it has, via that [feature-request] post I linked. The [feature-request] and [discussion] posts do not have any official response, so it's better to support the existing feature-request for a change in this functionality rather than just making a duplicate of those posts, unless your suggestion is materially different from those posts.
    – V2Blast
    Oct 23, 2022 at 23:53
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    @V2Blast okay got it. I've added a bounty to the feature request.
    – uhoh
    Oct 23, 2022 at 23:55


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