I found this question which was rather interesting, and gave it an upvote, and I looked at the linked and related questions as well.

For some reason, the linked question was also part of the related questions.


I remembered seeing this happening from a meta post on Stack Overflow, so now I was able to get to the same thing but on Math SE.

Is this really normal?

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    $\begingroup$ Linked questions are those that manually have links to/from the question. Related questions are those that are selected by an algorithm. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Dec 23, 2020 at 10:58

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This is according to this very old post over at Meta Stack Exchange: Linked and Related sections contain duplicate links to questions. Times may have changed, and recently, a new feature request was posted to have this changed: The same question should not be under both Linked and Related. So maybe it will change in the future.


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