Often in a question, answer, or comment, someone will post a link to another existing related superuser question.

For now let us refer only to the posts where this is done because the posts are related, not because the new post is a duplicate of the existing one.

Are there any mechanisms that allow one to be notified if one's own questions are linked to in other posts?

Taking it to the next level, would it be appropriate to award reputation when this occurs? No?

Should either of these be a feature? Opinions?

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    No / No / Probably not: Notifications will probably be pretty annoying once you've contributed for a while (the 'nice answer' badge notifications become annoying as well after a while), and this feature could probably be abused; rep will be awarded regularly through additional readers that are directed to your posts.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Jul 31, 2013 at 16:55
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    Good point about the loophole for abuse, I hadn't considered that.
    – dtmland
    Jul 31, 2013 at 16:59
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    Not sure about notifications (that could get old, fast), but it would be nice to have a list of questions linking to the one you're viewing, e.g. on the sidebar (there's currently already a Linked section for questions the one you're viewing is linking to).
    – Bob
    Aug 1, 2013 at 9:08
  • @Bob Getting a list is maybe possible with data.stackexchange.com. But I haven't had the time to check this
    – nixda
    Oct 17, 2014 at 7:46
  • @nixda Well, a naive search is easy enough when just testing if the post body contains the text. But it might be more useful as part of the Related column.
    – Bob
    Oct 17, 2014 at 9:21
  • @Bob It looks like the feature you recommended has been added (I think last year sometime?) across the board to stack exchange sites! Fantastic!
    – dtmland
    Jan 8, 2016 at 23:41
  • @dtmland Hm. I've not noticed.
    – Bob
    Jan 8, 2016 at 23:49


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