I just saw this question asked a few minutes ago: How can I cause an instruction cache miss?. To my surprise, it already had 6 answers from two months ago. The question has no edit history, the user is new, and there is no message that I can see about anything special happening to the question.

So, what happened?


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The answers were merged from another question (10k only).

Check out the revision history.

  • At least for me, that other question link redirects to the new question. And I kind of wonder why this happened May 14, 2012 at 18:19
  • @murgatroid99: The question gets deleted if its merged into another, only 10k users can view the original. I have no idea why he chose the newer one over the older, but if you saw the original text, the question bodies are virtually the exact same.
    – animuson StaffMod
    May 14, 2012 at 18:22
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    @animuson Without going into private details, this had to do with a user request and the desire to preserve the information in the answers.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    May 14, 2012 at 20:02

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