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Do old usernames stick to CW posts by design?

This answer and this answer are from the same user. Why are the answers showing a different user name?

The first answer shows "Martin York", and the second answer shows "Loki Astari".

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marked as duplicate by Time Traveling Bobby, Awesome Poodles, BЈовић, The Unhandled Exception, ChrisF Nov 24 '11 at 14:08

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Possibly down to the Comminity Wiki tag. I recall that the history shows the name of the user when the question was asked or made Community Wiki rather than the current name...although I'll need to check for sources. –  tombull89 Nov 24 '11 at 8:48
    
Good catch Bobby –  BЈовић Nov 24 '11 at 11:25
    
    
@Bobby: ¡???! I believe it was tombull89 that found the duplicate first. –  Awesome Poodles Nov 24 '11 at 11:55
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@BrockAdams: Ohh... IT WAS TOMBULL! IT WAS TOMBULL! –  Time Traveling Bobby Nov 24 '11 at 12:00

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Here we go, took a while for me to find something. The actualy question I was after was a screenshot showing an Adam Davis/Pollyanna CWiki'd question, but as the question below has an answer from Jeff it's probably better.

In this question this is actually . Granted, this is from April 2010 but I don't think this has changed.

EDIT: Scratch that. The answer from Popular Demand shows the edit history I was after. See, some answers show "Adam Davis" and some show "Pollyanna". Don't know if this is still though.

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+1 Oops. Looks like you beat me to this part. –  Awesome Poodles Nov 24 '11 at 10:20

This might be a bug with is a feature of community-wiki posts.
Consider:

  1. There are currently no users named "Martin York".

  2. According to this post,  user 14065 was called "Martin York", circa August 2009:

    Martin York, name history

  3. Now user 14065 is called "Loki Astari".

So, I'd guess that user 14065 changed his name1 sometime in the last 2 years (that CW answer was started Oct 27 '08), and that the community-wiki page has either a display bug or a nostalgic bent. ;)

See "Do old usernames stick to CW posts by design?".




1 My condolences if poor Mr. York was eaten by this Loki (a name synonymous with trouble) and only exists as a host for Mr. Astari. (^_^)

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That's not a bug, afaik, it's by design. Because CW posts do not belong to one user directly, the name changes are not reflected. –  Time Traveling Bobby Nov 24 '11 at 10:07
    
@Bobby, Yes you are right. See meta.stackexchange.com/q/47474. –  Awesome Poodles Nov 24 '11 at 10:18
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+1 for My condolences if poor Mr. York was eaten by this Loki and only exists as a host for Mr. Astari –  The Unhandled Exception Nov 24 '11 at 13:24
    
No trouble here :-) –  Loki Astari Dec 25 '11 at 12:43

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