Searching the web for an answer to some question, google, sometimes, shows with a high ranking (<5) a link to some stackexchange thread.
The question shows a high number of upvotes (>100), gets a couple of well redacted answers displaying a high number of upvotes (>100).
However, this thread is marked closed duplicate.
Following the link to duplicate threads, you might find an actually similar question having few upvotes and answers, while not incorrect, will be far less detailed and getting much fewer votes.
I of course understand that SE is not responsible for google rankings and also understand that the thread was closed duplicate before reaching its reputation and irrespective of the value per se of the existing answers.
In that sort of situation, couldn't we have some automatic mechanism which inverts the original / duplicate status. (or at least only remove the duplicate status)
As an example I just find right now illustrating what I mean, searching google for "linux filesystem type detection" suggests How to show the filesystem type via the terminal? ranked #3, the very first link to U&LSE. I just voted to reopen.
First answer in that thread gets 174 upvotes; second link offered as reference is irrelevant and first link offered as reference leads to an older (indeed relevant though) question with best answer showing 27 upvotes.