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I just saw a post (deleted) Crop portion of string with PHP [closed] which was deleted by Gordon♦ but is shown as:

deleted by Charles, Gordon♦, Gordon♦ 1 min ago

How is it that one person (whether a mod or not) can vote twice on the same post?

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Let me guess, he voted to delete it before being a moderator and deleted it outright once he became one yesterday? – Bart Mar 13 '13 at 8:44
Yup, there was 2 votes on it already. One apparently my own. I have undeleted and deleted it now, so it only says deleted by Gordon♦ now. – Gordon Mar 13 '13 at 8:55
@Gordon I know what you did last summer :P – Shadow Wizard Mar 13 '13 at 9:01
Not surprised to see this come up; I have had the same thing appear on posts I act on since veing elected! – Andrew Barber Mar 13 '13 at 9:35
@AndrewBarber yup agreed – NullPoiиteя Mar 13 '13 at 9:39
up vote 19 down vote accepted

asdlkjaslkdj lkasjdlkasjdlk asjdalksj

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He's gone mental. – Won't Mar 13 '13 at 13:09
My thoughts exactly – Ben Brocka Mar 13 '13 at 13:16
We have no response for that kind of language. – Tim Post Mar 13 '13 at 13:21
There is a spelling mistake in lkasjdlkasjdlk – Gordon Mar 13 '13 at 13:49
Bouncer ball. What am I missing? – hims056 Mar 13 '13 at 13:50
Hey that's not fair! I deleted this post myself - I just wanted something to see the "deleted by". I call "foul" on a spurious undelete by someone who I @Won't mention... – Marc Gravell Mar 13 '13 at 15:46
@TimPost Even the mighty Google Translate doesn't know what language is that. – Mark Garcia Mar 19 '13 at 8:05
undelete votes still causing this same bug. – Shadow Wizard Jul 31 '13 at 10:31

Because first delete vote by Gordon was before becoming a moderator. And second vote was after becoming a moderator. There are several cases in other Stack Exchange sites for close votes too.

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@NullPointer: Read this answer again. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Mar 13 '13 at 8:50
@BoltClock'saUnicorn damn i just read content in those link instead close div :( – NullPoiиteя Mar 13 '13 at 8:52

The explanation for this curious behavior is already explained by hims056; however, this duplication will not occur after the next build.

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Ooh; sweet! The OCD part of me likes fixes like this. (So, all of me) – Andrew Barber Mar 13 '13 at 10:53
Is the fix for delete votes only or for close votes too? – hims056 Mar 13 '13 at 10:55
In all seriousness, what happens now if two or more different users with diamonds are listed in deleted/closed? – BoltClock's a Unicorn Mar 13 '13 at 11:04
@BoltClock'saUnicorn - You mean like this one? – hims056 Mar 13 '13 at 11:07

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