As per the title, what is this new feature?

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    Can you link a question to itself and have it show up in the list? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/48076/… Commented Apr 28, 2010 at 19:19
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    Your hand-drawn circle is not pixelated enough...
    – Eric
    Commented Jun 6, 2010 at 20:29
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    @Eric that's cause I use gimp and not MSPaint. One has antialiasing and one doesn't..
    – Earlz
    Commented Jun 6, 2010 at 21:50

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The Linked sidebar is very straightforward: it gathers up any links to this question provided by the community via comments, answers, or questions, and presents them in simple list format on the right-hand side of the question. It’s important to note that these links are bi-directional — that is, if another question links to this one, the link will be listed on both questions.

See Stackoverflow Blog for new linked posts

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    I figured this is what it is, am I the only person that thinks things should be announced on Meta and the blog? (I didn't search the blog first, I just magically found the side bar)
    – Earlz
    Commented Apr 28, 2010 at 4:00
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    @Earlz But it is on the blog...
    – waiwai933
    Commented Apr 28, 2010 at 4:53
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    @Earlz It was also announced on Meta - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/40463/… . Very weakly announced, but announced nonetheless.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Apr 28, 2010 at 12:24
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    Actually... just noticed... he announced it several times on meta. Kinda makes this proposal that much more attractive.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Apr 28, 2010 at 15:31
  • You can find more info on the behavior of this sidebar in this post by Grace Note. Commented Nov 1, 2011 at 23:43

I guess the "Whoa" really applies to this example...

Long list of linked questions

(Ah, apparently there's a limit of 50 links now.)

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    I think there needs to be a limit on the number of links provided. Maybe 20? Commented Apr 28, 2010 at 18:30

Unintuitive as it may seem, if the question or any of its answers link to another SO question, the link will automatically appear in the Linked sidebar.

Also, the link will work backwards - if you go to that question, you will see a link here.

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