As the title. I was looking at the rules on Meta FAQ proposal, which will now be a great place to link when people are confused about downvotes on Meta. Or a place to link when you assume people don't know about downvotes on Meta.

In any case, the new Linked section is nice that it links not just forward links, but back links as well. To wit, each time these questions pop up in comments and someone links in response, said question will get another entry on its Linked section. So that list will be quite long in time... which made me curious... is there a limit? Not suggesting there be one, just wanting to know.

  • I must admit until reading this I didn't know how the "Linked" questions were chosen (not having seen meta.stackexchange.com/questions/48076/…).
    – ChrisF Mod
    Apr 28, 2010 at 12:57
  • Not sure if there's a limit, but if there is, it's pretty high. I've been spamming a link to tag synonyms in many retag-request questions where appropriate. Check out the Linked section there :D meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2779/…
    – Jon Seigel
    Apr 28, 2010 at 13:17
  • My, that is quite a large list there. From that, I can guess that there probably isn't a limit, but I'll wait for an answer to that.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Apr 28, 2010 at 13:19
  • Yeah. There probably should be a limit, or at least put the Linked links in a collapsible <div> so it doesn't take up the whole page. That section will only grow over time.
    – Jon Seigel
    Apr 28, 2010 at 13:40

2 Answers 2


There is now an upper limit of 50 links in the "Related Links" section and they are ordered by a variant of the existing hotness algorithm.


Query on the HREF Overflow database (April datadump):

SELECT COUNT(*) as num, ToQuestionId, ToSite
  FROM Links WHERE ToSite = FromSite
  GROUP BY ToQuestionId, ToSite ORDER BY num DESC LIMIT 1



(number of SO-internal outbound links from that question: 3).

JavaScript command on that question page:

>>> $(".linked").find("a").length

So: I guess no (or possibly 300).

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