I just received a badge for a trivial answer to Unable to resolve host. This question was asked on 7 April 2012, has about 15.3k views and 15 upvotes. Shortly after posting my answer, I noticed the duplicate answer on the right and closed this one as a duplicate for Error message when I run sudo: unable to resolve host (none). That question was asked on 31 August 2011, has only 8.2k views and 12 upvotes.
How is it possible that the new question attracted such a huge amount of traffic, even if it was marked as duplicate of the other question? I am also attaching the bug tag because the
[duplicate] mark does not seem to express the correct message to search engines (assuming that as the source of clicks).