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Closed-then-merged question missing “closed by” and “merged to” footers

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8607022/can-i-create-a-custom-text-field-and-keyboard-for-ios-w-o-subclassing-uicontrol has been migrated from Code Review, where its status displays correctly. On SO, however, it seems to be closed as a duplicate, or more accurately a double-post.

The thing is, it wasn't closed by anyone:

Shot of question in question

The Ghost of Christmas Future, maybe?

The timeline view isn't any help either. It just shows Community adding the duplicate link. Also note that there is no link to /revisions displayed, despite it existing. As NullUserException อ_อ ♦ points out below, however, the revisions page does indeed show the correct history: Will ♦ closed, merged, and locked the post about an hour before I came across it.

Is this actually a bug, or does Community perhaps look for exact duplication of title and/or body when a question is migrated (as I said, the migration turned this into a double-post on SO)? If so, shouldn't there at least be a "Closed by Community ♦" banner added?

marked as duplicate by random Dec 22 '11 at 21:15

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  • Isn't this status-bydesign? – Pëkka Dec 22 '11 at 20:51
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    Ahh, I see now. Weird – Pëkka Dec 22 '11 at 20:51
  • I am a wizard, harry. – Won't Dec 22 '11 at 21:14

It was closed and merged by Will ♦

You can see that through the revision history.

But since none of that information is directly available means this is probably a bug.

  • Oh, yes, I meant to include that in my post -- no link to /revisions from the question. Thanks. – Josh Caswell Dec 22 '11 at 21:13

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