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I just happened to click on the all-time rep leagues. I seem to be there twice.

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Can you tell me more about my twin? Is he the evil twin, a representation of the dark side of the soul that every human being has? Or do I need to talk to my parents about the exact circumstances of my birth?

It seems to happen both when logged in as myself, and when not. Can anybody else reproduce this?

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    I see both of you too.
    – Mat
    Oct 22, 2011 at 7:29
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    Yes, I can also see it. Pure evil. I expect this will lead to some sort of clone war.
    – going
    Oct 22, 2011 at 7:30
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    BTW, this is not the first time something like this happens: Jon Skeet now #2 in Reputation Leagues!
    – Mat
    Oct 22, 2011 at 7:31
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    Wow! Thanks @Mat. You know, I'm not sure whether I want this fixed.
    – Pekka
    Oct 22, 2011 at 7:32
  • @xiao yeah, I fear that too! I'm also told my evil twin is very foul-mouthed. Nothing like me.
    – Pekka
    Oct 22, 2011 at 7:34
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    +1 for the awesome title. @Pekka: Any thougth about starting a Fight Club? Oct 22, 2011 at 7:48
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    @DamienPirsy Pekka cannot talk about that because the first rule of the Fight Club is, "never talk of the Fight Club."
    – apaderno
    Oct 22, 2011 at 11:38
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    Upvoting just because of the title.
    – John
    Oct 22, 2011 at 12:26
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    You evil twin looks better
    – GUI Junkie
    Oct 22, 2011 at 21:41
  • +1, love the title. But technically it is a duplicate...
    – Rob
    Oct 22, 2011 at 21:56
  • @Mat: I just noticed the question you linked is marked as status-completed, which seems odd since the problem is still occurring. I wonder why.
    – Rob
    Oct 22, 2011 at 22:28
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    ... looks fixed from here...? Oct 23, 2011 at 0:35

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It looks like a duplicate row sneaked into stackexchange.com's ReputationHistory table. While we're not yet totally sure what circumstances led to your 2011-10-21 Stack Overflow reputation being the only duplicate row in the entire table, we've added some extra logic to prevent this from happening again. Thanks for the report.

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    You know you've made it when staff starting adding code to specifically deal with you. Nov 5, 2011 at 2:02
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    I can imagine the if(userId == 187606){/***/}... Feb 5, 2012 at 14:19
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Spoiler Alert: reference to a Terry Pratchett/Discworld book in the spoiler block

I think Terry Pratchett covered this in Thief of Time. He's not your twin; he's you, born twice.

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    This makes a lot of sense when you think about it. A similar theme occurs in "Night watch" btw
    – Pekka
    Oct 22, 2011 at 7:44
  • Hmm.. I haven't read that one for a while, I can't quite place it :)
    – Phil Lello
    Oct 22, 2011 at 7:45
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    Vimes hunts notorious mass murderer, thunderstorm occurs...? A very good one, one of Pratchett's best IMO
    – Pekka
    Oct 22, 2011 at 7:46
  • Going to check my bookshelf, think I've got it in hardback
    – Phil Lello
    Oct 22, 2011 at 7:48
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    Is there a Diskworld SE? Should there be one?
    – GUI Junkie
    Oct 22, 2011 at 21:43
  • Argh, I was just about to start reading this one!
    – Pops
    Oct 24, 2011 at 13:44
  • @GUIJunkie Both SciFi and Literature have Discworld questions.
    – user154510
    Oct 24, 2011 at 13:58
  • @MatthewRead, just kidding, but what has Terry Pratchett to do with either?
    – GUI Junkie
    Oct 24, 2011 at 14:25
  • @GUIJunkie: SciFi's full name is "Science Fiction and Fantasy".
    – mmyers
    Oct 24, 2011 at 14:58
  • @mmyers, thanks, I should have known that :-(
    – GUI Junkie
    Oct 24, 2011 at 16:38
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    @Popular Demand Ooops. At least I know there's a spoiler markup now :/
    – Phil Lello
    Oct 24, 2011 at 22:08

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