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I just saw this question asked a few minutes ago: How can I cause an instruction cache miss?. To my surprise, it already had 6 answers from two months ago. The question has no edit history, the user is new, and there is no message that I can see about anything special happening to the question.

So, what happened?

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I've never noticed that, always check the revision history: – TryTryAgain May 14 '12 at 18:10
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The answers were merged from another question (10k only).

Check out the revision history.

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At least for me, that other question link redirects to the new question. And I kind of wonder why this happened – murgatroid99 May 14 '12 at 18:19
@murgatroid99: The question gets deleted if its merged into another, only 10k users can view the original. I have no idea why he chose the newer one over the older, but if you saw the original text, the question bodies are virtually the exact same. – animuson May 14 '12 at 18:22
@animuson Without going into private details, this had to do with a user request and the desire to preserve the information in the answers. – Adam May 14 '12 at 20:02

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