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I've seen this happen a few times recently:

That question has ten close votes, with each vote after four causing a new "Post Closed" entry. I always assumed it was a race condition, where a couple people all close simultaneously, but this one shows new votes 15 minutes after the original five closed the question. How does that happen?

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@Ran I saw the first, but Jeff seemed to indicate it was a temporary problem, unless it happened again to cause this. The second was caused by a bug fixed a year ago, so it can't be this – Michael Mrozek May 27 '10 at 18:39
On the other hand, the first problem just happened again, so it clearly isn't fixed. That might be the cause of this as well – Michael Mrozek May 27 '10 at 20:29
I also saw this some time ago… – Daniel Daranas Jun 1 '10 at 8:08
up vote 6 down vote accepted

This is hopefully fixed - we had to make some changes in how we were locking questions during close voting.

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Seems it might not have been fixed in 2011:… – nneonneo Apr 21 '13 at 0:35

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