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I posted How to quickly batch save Bitmaps? then went to the home page to look at other questions while I waited for answers. I noticed my question on the home page, and it has not my username attached to it (it is Abion47). I clicked on the link several times, and it links properly to my question; I refreshed the page as well, but it keeps showing alexm. I don't know who this user is, but he hasn't voted, answered, commented, or (to my knowledge) even viewed my question.


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Someone edited so his name shows up. No issue. – simchona Jun 13 '12 at 23:12
So he edited my post, or his name just randomly appears whenever anyone edits? Also, my post doesn't mention that anyone edited it, neither does alexm's activity page... – Abion47 Jun 13 '12 at 23:14

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The home page shows the user with the last recorded activity on a post. alexm had answered your question but then immediately deleted the answer. Apparently, since deleted posts aren't really deleted but just hidden, that still counts as the last activity.

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Was thinking about that, but had no way to confirm it. That crazy diamond ;) – Zuul Jun 13 '12 at 23:23
That makes sense in an annoying sort of way. – Abion47 Jun 13 '12 at 23:24
Editing deleted posts results in this behavior as well – Ben Brocka Jun 13 '12 at 23:37

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