I was contributing to Do URL shorteners such as bit.ly affect SEO when I saw the question had been closed as a duplicate.
At first, I couldn't figure out what the duplicate article was (In Stack Overflow a link to the duplicate article is in the "closed for duplicate" notice). Eventually, I figured out it was on the side under a heading called "linked". I'm wondering about the verbage used here.
To me a "linked" article would be a reference from one article to another. For instance if I opened a question like "Apache error: Err X342342", I would link it to "Apache error: Err X3233" where User X gave me a solution that I implemented. In other words, a linked article is either an article where I got previous contributions form, or am drawing knowledge from (ex. User Y says (link)here(/link) to do this).
The reason the post was closed, however, is because it was a duplicate. So why not called "linked" "duplicate"?
Any thoughts on this?
The "Linked" section actually just includes all questions that link to this question or were linked from this question; the duplicate being included is incidental; since the Duplicate text includes a link, it's "linked".
The Linked section is more to keep you up to speed on related (and possible duplicate) questions.