In this question I found out that there's a better duplicate than the one mentioned in "Possible duplicate:" automatically added text. I decided to edit the question and add the other link.

Now I'm not sure if this was a good idea. Whence I would like to know what is the opinion of other people on adding possible duplicated to the question.

up vote 19 down vote accepted

I've done this before. My guidelines are:

  1. Keep the original possible duplicate. That was, after all, the majority view. If I disagree with this then I'd want to discuss it first (here or in chat).
  2. Make the plurality clear: "Possible duplicate s" and put them in a list.

Other than that, this is a good idea so long as it really is a possible duplicate and not just a "you might also want to see". For the latter then I'd put it in a comment (whereupon it also turns up in the "Linked" list).

After all, so long as it is a reasonable duplicate then you are adding value so this is a reasonable thing to do.

Re “That was, after all, the majority view”: it’s the majority view among the first five closevoters, but that’s a pretty small sample size. – Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine Jan 12 '13 at 2:58

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