This is possibly a duplicate of: The Vox Populi badge is multiplying!

However, that was marked back in May last year. This one happened in January this year.

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The user in question is: https://stackoverflow.com/users/1152862/navid-rahmani

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    The more recent bug report is this one, although that's also marked status-completed. Feb 29, 2012 at 17:54
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    @Cody: That question was about them being awarded en masse to a multitude of users, not the same user multiple times.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Feb 29, 2012 at 17:55
  • Yes, I didn't mean that it was a duplicate. The originally linked question concerned multiple users receiving the badge as well (see comments). Feb 29, 2012 at 18:06
  • I think I might know what's going on but I'm asking inside about this one.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Feb 29, 2012 at 18:08
  • probably a whole bunch of users were merged into one... Feb 29, 2012 at 18:37
  • That would be some pretty awesome sockpuppeting if 7 accounts each voted 40 times in one day. lol
    – Mysticial
    Feb 29, 2012 at 18:50
  • I suspect this is connected to: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/46127/… - but that is pretty crazy.
    – Shog9
    Mar 1, 2012 at 4:37

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This is actually an ancient bug that happened because of a long gap in the run of the badge (by random chance) job and the way the query was written. The query has since been fixed but I just now found time to clean up the duplicates (only on 4 users).

They are now down to 1 Vox Populi badge and their badge counts have been synced up.

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