I just noticed that this answer received an impossible number of upvotes over the past hour or so.

I've seen popular answers before, but this just doesn't seem likely because:

  1. The question was answered exactly one year ago today, which just seems like too much of a coincidence.

  2. The topic has had no recent activity other than a stray vote every month or so.

  3. Over 80 votes have been added at a rate of pretty much 2 vote per minute according to my daily rep breakdown.

  4. I'm not John Carmack

Has anyone seen anything like this before? I might have thought it was a client-side problem, but I'm getting the badges for it and everything.

  • Because his VBA is well written and accomplishes a task without crashing or requiring administrator rights.
    – user7116
    May 4, 2012 at 2:17

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Might have something to do with the fact that a link to that answer is the third item on Hacker News at the moment.

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    @Alain: Bad news. This post here on Meta will draw even more attention to your answer.
    – Dennis
    May 4, 2012 at 2:20
  • Good find. I guess it was just a crazy coincidence that it was posted May 2nd of last year. Infinite loops are a scary thing. I'm always on my toes.
    – Alain
    May 4, 2012 at 2:51

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