This isn't really a question, but I'm not exactly sure where to put it. I would like to request stack exchange linking rewards.
Everyday many of the same questions are asked. Users that are experienced will link to a Post where the question has already been answered. If the link is put in as a comment, and the the question is recommended for close, the user gets no rewards for that. But if they answer it again (or answer it with a link to duplicate question), they are more likely to get rewards.
Linking common questions to well established answers would seem to be desirable, and should possibly be rewarded more than another new answer.
I'm not saying how this could be implemented, but I wanted to throw this idea out there as something to consider.
Edit: I want to acknowledge that I think it's good for the same question to get asked in different ways by different people. This makes searching to find the answer easier (assuming that they all link to a common answer). All duplicate questions should ideally link to the correct question they are duplicating. Searching to find the best answer can take some time and effort on behalf of the person answering/requesting close, and would seem to warrant some reward.