Improve handling of Duplicate issues
In software with long history, new reported issues are a higher percentage of duplicates than actual new issues. For that reason, software like Bugzilla etc. makes duplicates a first class citizen.
To have UI/UX for duplicates handling. For example in Bugzilla duplicates UI handling is mostly part of the UI of the generic relationships between issues. There it's possible to:
- Create duplicates from the UI (look at the bottom of the images):
- and lately, you can filter them out in search so we don't end up looking at possible unrelated duplicates.
I guess the UI/UX for GitLab will be different, but I hope the pictures are clear enough for how it's used in Bugzilla.
Make sure these are completed before closing the issue, with a link to the relevant commit.