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This is possibly a duplicate of: The Vox Populi badge is multiplying!

However, that was marked back in May last year. This one happened in January this year.

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The user in question is: http://stackoverflow.com/users/1152862/navid-rahmani

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The more recent bug report is this one, although that's also marked status-completed. –  Cody Gray Feb 29 '12 at 17:54
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@Cody: That question was about them being awarded en masse to a multitude of users, not the same user multiple times. –  animuson Feb 29 '12 at 17:55
    
Yes, I didn't mean that it was a duplicate. The originally linked question concerned multiple users receiving the badge as well (see comments). –  Cody Gray Feb 29 '12 at 18:06
    
I think I might know what's going on but I'm asking inside about this one. –  Grace Note Feb 29 '12 at 18:08
    
probably a whole bunch of users were merged into one... –  Lorem Ipsum Feb 29 '12 at 18:37
    
That would be some pretty awesome sockpuppeting if 7 accounts each voted 40 times in one day. lol –  Mysticial Feb 29 '12 at 18:50
    
I suspect this is connected to: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/46127/… - but that is pretty crazy. –  Shogging through the snow Mar 1 '12 at 4:37

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This is actually an ancient bug that happened because of a long gap in the run of the badge (by random chance) job and the way the query was written. The query has since been fixed but I just now found time to clean up the duplicates (only on 4 users).

They are now down to 1 Vox Populi badge and their badge counts have been synced up.

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