Shimano chain pin installed on trailing edge

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by istigatrice

So I've just installed a shimano chain pin on the trailing edge, rather than the leading edge as suggested by the instructions. Would anybody be able to put a rough number on how much weaker this is?

Would the chain be stronger if I replaced this section? would two pins in the correct position be stronger than one pin in the wrong position?

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