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Edit timestamp screws up when the last editor is deleted

URL: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/458892/how-do-you-know-it-is-time-to-start-looking-for-another-job

I see the question added and edited by the same person.

My guess is that this happened because the last editor is not a part of the community anymore and the chronological successor to claim the edit is the author itself?

Is this an SO bug? Or am I missing something?

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marked as duplicate by random Dec 13 '11 at 0:20

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No idea but thanks for surfacing the post so it could be dispatched. –  Kev Dec 12 '11 at 23:59
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Do you mean similar to this? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/73179/… –  Jason Plank Dec 13 '11 at 0:02
    
@JasonPlank: Exactly :) With such prolific programmers on SO, why this was not rectified? curious... –  naveen Dec 13 '11 at 0:04
    
Definitely seen this before and was immensely curious at the cause. –  Nightfirecat Dec 13 '11 at 0:07
    
@naveen the question it is marked as a duplicate of is tagged [status-completed], but I wonder if that is erroneous. –  Jason Plank Dec 13 '11 at 0:08
    
@The I love the new look of your CV. careers.stackoverflow.com/kev :) –  Pëkka Dec 13 '11 at 0:10
    
@Jason: that for sure is erroneous... relieved to know that SO team is almost human :P. this bug has been reported 2.5 years back :) –  naveen Dec 13 '11 at 0:17
    
@Moderators:I see our aforementioned post as deleted. May I ask why? –  naveen Dec 13 '11 at 0:19
    
@random: if this is a duplicate, the post you linked wont be having a status completed tag. –  naveen Dec 13 '11 at 0:25
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@TheP.G.RepMiningCo. - oops! ah what the hell it's christmas :) –  Kev Dec 13 '11 at 0:28
    
@random Is it really a duplicate? That question is tagged status-complete, so presumably it's been fixed. Right? –  NullUserException อ_อ Dec 13 '11 at 3:01
    
Fixed if by design, yes, so completed @nul –  random Dec 13 '11 at 3:08
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It indeed seems to be a bug.

The user who really edited the post last, Roger Pate, has since been deleted. That is probably the root cause.

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What happened to Roger Pate? –  Pëkka Dec 13 '11 at 0:00
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Maybe he spread himself too thin? –  Kev Dec 13 '11 at 0:29
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