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There seems to be a race condition or caching issue when rendering questions and answers on a page, wrt looking up a user's reputation.

A few minutes ago, I browsed to McAfee blocking PDFs on Super User, and noticed that the user (who had answered his own question) was listed as having 6 rep in the question but 1 rep in the answer:

Unpossible!

I'm guessing another user upvoted the question at almost the same time that I loaded the page.

Is this a display glitch, or is the user merely in a superposition of states?

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They have different user IDs. So it's not the same account. –  Mysticial Aug 2 '12 at 3:55
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Note that if an answer comes from the same account as the question, the answer's user has the same (in this case, blue) highlighting as on the question. –  balpha Aug 2 '12 at 7:36

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Not impossible. They're actually two different users with the same name and apparently IP/email. They should be merged.

Meet John B (149405) and John B (149746).

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Looks like you're right. That's the first thing I thought, but I thought I checked it.... –  Mechanical snail Aug 2 '12 at 3:59

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