As you can see, the sidebar features Meta, then the ad, then the chat ad, then Meta again, then the ad again, then the chat ad again (which fails to load), then finally related questions (once):

The sidebar

Props to GnomeSlice for noticing this first.

  • Also happened for me, though I could not consistency duplicate this.
    – Oak
    Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 13:44
  • in what browser? with extensions or add-ins? how do we repro this, never seen it.. Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 21:27
  • @Jeff Safari, no, any question page.
    – user821
    Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 21:52
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    @Jeff Try gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/19066/… - I get the same on Chrome 12 incognito (logged out, no extensions), Opera 11 (logged out, no extensions) and even Notepad (File → Open, then paste the URL address there -- the duplication is in the HTML itself.)
    – badp
    Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 21:54

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If you can reproduce this issue in Notepad of all things, that means serious business. Fixed with extreme prejudice.

Just a duplicate value in the site's ad settings, btw.

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