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Possible Duplicate:
Edit timestamp screws up when the last editor is deleted

URL: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/458892/how-do-you-know-it-is-time-to-start-looking-for-another-job

I see the question added and edited by the same person.

My guess is that this happened because the last editor is not a part of the community anymore and the chronological successor to claim the edit is the author itself?

Is this an SO bug? Or am I missing something?

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    No idea but thanks for surfacing the post so it could be dispatched.
    – Kev
    Dec 12, 2011 at 23:59
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    Do you mean similar to this? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/73179/… Dec 13, 2011 at 0:02
  • @JasonPlank: Exactly :) With such prolific programmers on SO, why this was not rectified? curious... Dec 13, 2011 at 0:04
  • Definitely seen this before and was immensely curious at the cause. Dec 13, 2011 at 0:07
  • @naveen the question it is marked as a duplicate of is tagged [status-completed], but I wonder if that is erroneous. Dec 13, 2011 at 0:08
  • @The I love the new look of your CV. careers.stackoverflow.com/kev :)
    – Pekka
    Dec 13, 2011 at 0:10
  • @Jason: that for sure is erroneous... relieved to know that SO team is almost human :P. this bug has been reported 2.5 years back :) Dec 13, 2011 at 0:17
  • @Moderators:I see our aforementioned post as deleted. May I ask why? Dec 13, 2011 at 0:19
  • @random: if this is a duplicate, the post you linked wont be having a status completed tag. Dec 13, 2011 at 0:25
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    @TheP.G.RepMiningCo. - oops! ah what the hell it's christmas :)
    – Kev
    Dec 13, 2011 at 0:28
  • @random Is it really a duplicate? That question is tagged status-complete, so presumably it's been fixed. Right? Dec 13, 2011 at 3:01
  • Fixed if by design, yes, so completed @nul
    – random
    Dec 13, 2011 at 3:08

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It indeed seems to be a bug.

The user who really edited the post last, Roger Pate, has since been deleted. That is probably the root cause.

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    What happened to Roger Pate?
    – Pekka
    Dec 13, 2011 at 0:00
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    Maybe he spread himself too thin?
    – Kev
    Dec 13, 2011 at 0:29

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