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Looks like six people listed as voting to close. I was under the impression it should only list the first five. Is this a bug?

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+1 - Interesting find... –  John Rasch Oct 28 '09 at 18:36
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I'm glad at least my disaster question could help Matthew find something interesting... –  Sebastian Oct 28 '09 at 18:43
    
Duplicate - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/19299/… –  ChrisF Jan 8 '10 at 22:11
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

I think two people cast the fifth vote at the same time. If you look at the edit history, you see two different "this post was closed by x" messages, with the same timestamp (to the second).

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I smell a race condition! –  Randolpho Oct 28 '09 at 20:51
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Me too. It smells like... popcorn. –  mmyers Oct 28 '09 at 21:44
    
@Randolph, race conditions are only harmform when they change the outcome of the operation. –  Ian Ringrose Dec 18 '09 at 10:02
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I suppose two people could have voted at the same time.

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