Refer to meta post Question incorrectly marked as duplicate of question about an unrelated game, where a question (Can I build infrastructure on a town's seed tile without affecting town growth?) was marked as a duplicate of two questions — one correctly, and the other incorrectly. The incorrect duplicate was Pokémon Y megastone problem, which is a question about a completely unrelated game. The issue has since been resolved; the erroneous duplicate has since been removed from the list of duplicates, leaving only the correct duplicate:

List of duplicates

So far so good. However, the "Linked" questions has not been updated to reflect this. It still shows:

Linked questions

Pokémon Y megastone problem is still considered a "Linked" question. This is a bug.

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    Unfortunately, I don't see a way for moderators to edit the linked questions list in the same way that we can for duplicates
    – Unionhawk Mod
    Sep 13, 2020 at 0:44
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    I have noticed this behaviour before: 'Linked posts' is pretty dumb, it just grabs any and all linked posts in the question, answers, and comments, irrespective of whether that post or comment is deleted. So it's still considered linked because there's a deleted comment that links to it.
    – Robotnik Mod
    Sep 13, 2020 at 12:41

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According to MSE, the Linked and Related posts sections are rebuilt every 30 days. Therefore, it can take up to 30 days for the link to be removed. Be patient, and if it isn't gone by December, it may be time to raise a new bug report.

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    I'm afraid this is not true. The link was removed on August 28, but the question still remains under the list of linked questions. Oct 12, 2020 at 9:30
  • @Wrigglenite Well then that is a cause for concern, isn’t it? Maybe it discards links in deleted answers, but not in deleted comments.
    – One 2 Many
    Oct 12, 2020 at 15:26
  • It is now July 2021 (more than 9 months later). The link is still there.
    – Flux
    Jul 22, 2021 at 12:49

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