Update 2011-04-27: Jin removed the quotation image altogether here
When a question is closed as a duplicate, the duplicate question is selected (by the users who vote to close) and then attached automatically to the top of the message. However, the message is attached as a quote. As you can see on the example below, this is not very noticeable on EL&U, where questions are focused on sentences and quotes, rather than code or anything else:
I wasn't sure whether to label this question
bug, because really the current way doesn't make sense: the message is not a quote or part of the question — it is more like a system message.
So, I have two questions:
- How could this be done differently so that the "duplicate question" message does not blend into the question text?
- Do the powers-that-be see this as a problem? That is, is there any chance a suggested change would actually be implemented?