Questions tagged [linked-questions]

For questions about the "Linked" sidebar on questions, a selection of other questions that the question links to, or other questions that link to that one. This tag can also be used for the linked questions pages, which show all such questions.

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Display other SE site links in the linked questions sidebar

Maybe using a different font or a small site-icon. Hijack edit: ~~~~ jco - Based on this discussion: Hodofhod Asks About Intra-network Related Questions Example. In the below answer from Justin is a ...
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Related questions with over 99 score display incorrectly

The score for the 4 questions are 111, 1218, 261 and 5 respectively, but they display 2 digits per line. This is an obvious bug in design.
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“More linked questions” view does not show all linked questions

I have a favourite canonical question for PDO problems, "How to squeeze error message out of PDO?" It's been used many dozens of times, as the "linked" column on that question shows. In fact, there ...
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How can awesome answers to average or duplicate questions be promoted?

It would be interesting to see the top or accepted answer score as well as the question score for related / linked questions. I typically browse the highest voted questions first when searching for ...
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Linked and Related sections contain duplicate links to questions

The Linked and Related sections sometimes contain a link to same same question. See for example this question, where one of the Linked questions is same as the first of the Related questions. I ...
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Questions not removed from “Linked” when comments are deleted

This has been reported a long time ago; things might very well have been fixed by now. I can hardly imagine this is a real issue, but maybe it's not too nice for SEO or the data dump? So: A question ...
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Posts linked in deleted answers still show up under “Linked”

E.g. see here.
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Questions on the Related/Linked Sidebar do not indicate if an accepted answer exists

From here, notice how the sidebars for these three sites are a tad different, notably, Math.SE. I'm not sure if it's just me, but Math.SE clearly shows whether or not a question has been accepted or ...
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Use abbreviations for 1000+ score in linked posts

I don't really enjoy the ragged view of linked posts: This feature request is to use a format that suggested in Related questions with over 99 score display incorrectly; something that matches the ...
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Relative links are ignored by “Linked Questions”

Relative links to posts, such as [this one](/questions/1), do not show up under Linked. See? → This query suggests that relative links to posts are used ~1% as often as absolute links. Not an ...
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Let linked questions have an arrow indicating which question is linking

Currently, having a look at the linked questions sections it is impossible to tell whether the question is linked to by the current question, vice versa or both. I think this makes a significant ...
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Questions don't link if the URL uses HTTPS

When linking a question via HTTPS, the question doesn't appear in the Linked Questions sidebar. In the question My avatar automatically changed, this was the initial screenshot: So then the question ...
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Indication of accepted answer in the related and linked posts section

I see that "related" and "linked" posts section (on the right side) shows score/vote count adjacent to each post's title. To be consistent with vote count display in other areas of the site, I suggest ...
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Why doesn't the Related question list show that questions are closed?

I saw a question on Meta that was obviously going to be a duplicate: Difference Between SO and Programmers [closed] And indeed, looking at the "Related" questions list for that question showed a ...
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Whoa! What is this “Linked” thing?

As per the title, what is this new feature?
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Should there be a way to link questions?

Currently, we can edit a question to put in a link to related items, we can add a comment and we can suggest a duplicate when voting to close, however, I think it would be beneficial if there were a ...
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“Linked” questions not obvious

I feel like I subconsciously ignore the "Linked" section to the right of questions. Is it just me, or would it be a good idea if it stood out more prominently?
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Automatically track referenced questions

It would be nice if SO automatically parsed all the internal links in posts and comments and tracked them centrally. That way regardless of tagging we would be able to track bi-directional relations ...
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What should we do with subsequent questions that depend on each other to be answered?

If a user posts several questions all clearly regarding the same piece of work, what is the best way to keep all the information together? For example, I answered a specific question, and when the ...
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“Recently Active” linked questions updates incorrectly

When there are too many linked questions to fit in the sidebar, it shows a link to "see more linked questions...". Clicking on this link takes you to a front-page type showing only the ...
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How to find all questions that were duplicates of another question? [duplicate]

I am interested to see a list of all questions that were closed because being a dup of another question. I strongly want to research a particular question and reading all the answers inside the dups ...
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The same question should not be under both Linked and Related

Here is a recent example of this from one of my questions on English SE: The Related questions should be filtered to remove any questions that already appear under Linked. This will avoid confusing ...
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Link the title of the linked questions sidebar to the list of linked questions

One of the (semi-)hidden features of SE is that you can view the linked questions for any post by visiting the URL http://[site]/questions/linked/[id] (where [site] is the site host name, and [id] is ...
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Difference in score between Linked and Related questions - is it caching, or a bug?

I was browsing this discussion (URL Shorteners cleanup) and noticed in the related posts lists the following difference in the score on a linked question (Let Me Flag That For You - URL Shortener ...
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How does the “Linked” questions feature work?

When I link to another question in my post, the linked question will appear in the "Linked" list in the sidebar. Example: How does this feature work on a technical level? When I submit a ...
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Is it ok to link related questions in the comments?

I am not sure if there is an answer here about this. This addresses the issue, but in a different way Related Questions. I'm not referring to flagging posts as duplicates. If there are some closely ...
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Linked section does not recognize URLs in comments when left by a moderator ♦

The "Linked" posts section on the right does not recognize short links when left by a moderator. An example from Aviation.SE is Why is the air inside airliners so dry (low humidity)?: The shared ...
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Why aren't protocol relative links recognized as linked questions?

Yesterday someone edited my question and converted all of my un-encrypted http:// links to protocol relative //. At first I was like "Sweet catch!" because I'm always getting on to our webmaster for ...
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Let me see all questions / answers that point to a question

When I am looking at a question and wish to explore the subject more, it is useful to look at all questions and answers that point to the given question (or one of it’s answers). Please list them ...
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In Linked/Related questions list mark the questions with a status tag (Meta sites only)

On meta sites (both per-site and MSE), I don't really care for accepted answer. What I do care about is the status of a bug report or feature request. Currently, the Related/Linked questions in the ...
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A delineation between “Linked” and “What Links Here”

The "Linked" section in the sidebar of a question seems to show things linked by posts on this page and things that link here For those of us interested in this section, and those who like to click ...
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Referenced topic isn't automatically shown in the Linked section on the ELL site?

This is my first time to report a bug in SE net. So I am not sure if I did it in the right way. About 1 hour ago, I created a question (When the expression "I shall be coming to see you ..."...
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Pagination doesn't work for certain API routes/functions

Trying to fetch a list of linked questions from the API fails if there are more than 100 results(Or whatever is set by page_size). This API call to the first page:           /...
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Why doesn't this question have any linked questions?

The question in question: What rules govern forced removal from flights (due to overbooking)? There are two questions linked to in comments, but no linked questions are appearing in the sidebar. ...
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Number of linked questions in the sidebar is incorrect: some posts are counted twice

When I look for the questions linked to #28867, the sidebar says there are 25 of them. But by my count there are only 14 on that page. After Martijn Pieters suggested the discrepancy may be due to ...
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Don't show links to duplicate questions if I cannot see them

I was browsing a Stack Exchange site where I am not a member - so I was browsing anonymously. I found an interesting question, read it, and then wanted to do further research. I checked out the right ...
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Duplicate Questions sidebar

At the moment, a question can have multiple duplicates linking back to it, but once you link backwards from a duplicate there's no way to link forward to later versions of the question....which makes ...
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Should linked questions be more visible?

Every now and then I remember that there are actually links to other questions on the right hand side. For people who don't know: Whenever you post a URL to another question, the question that links ...
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Broken link in Linked Posts section

I'm trying out this new feature and I noticed in this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/659752/programming-challenge-can-you-code-a-hello-world-program-as-a-palindrome One of the links ...
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How to know what kind of traffic your shared link to SO/SE question has generated?

I have shared a link to a question on SO/SE to Facebook. How do I verify that this has generated traffic to the question? Is there any way to verify or track the link to see if any one has visited ...
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Link posts to their meta counterparts

Often a meta question is asking for guidance about a question on the main site. For instance, this question is what really got me thinking about it, but this applies to a lot of questions. In most ...
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Additional duplicates not showing up in sidebar as linked question

If a question has been closed as a duplicate of multiple other questions (with the new multi-dupe feature), only the first (original) dupe target shows up in the sidebar's linked questions list: ...
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How does Stack Overflow find 'Linked' questions?

How does Stack Overflow find 'Linked' questions? Does it store a list of links somewhere in the DB? Or does it extract them from posts/comments dynamically?
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How does internal linking of questions impact Stack Exchange SEO?

I don't understand the difference between linked questions and related ones on Stack Exchange. Are linked questions only put there for the sake of SEO? Does linking questions inside SE (or any other ...
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In-site end-form links don't trigger linked question

If I want to link to question post #10 on the current site, I can link in either of these two ways: [Link text](http://meta.stackexchange.com/q/10) [Link text](/q/10) The problem is, the latter ...
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Notify when my question has been linked from another question

Sometimes a question I ask will get answers that don't help me, or maybe it doesn't receive any answers at all. How about making a notification when somebody links to my question? It could be ...
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Vote counts >= 100 for linked questions do not wrap properly [duplicate]

On some SE sites, the vote counts for linked and related questions get wrapped. I cannot remember seeing it before. Not affected are Stack Overflow and Server Fault. Affected are: Askubuntu: Sec.SE ...
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Linked answers should (within linked list) resolve to linked answer

EDIT: unsure if it's a bug or not - applying tag until certain Currently, all links under the "Linked" list take you to the question. In the message body, however, these links will take you to the ...
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How did this question get a 'linked' question that isn't mentioned in comments or answers?

Looking at https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/110916/how-can-i-best-use-stackexchange-as-a-qa-site-for-my-own-project which has been closed as a duplicate (quite right), we see three 'linked' ...
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Should a link as part of a custom close reason be included in the “Linked” questions?

For example, this question at Chinese.SE has the custom close reason: It links to Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese, but the link doesn't appear in the "Linked" list: I'm not sure if ...