Few days ago I was editing an answer on ProgSE (few minutes after I had posted it), and when I saved the edit it was posted as a separate answer. Didn't think much of it at the time, but today I spotted another doppelgänger answer here on MSO.

The answers are on these questions, and you'll need 10K+ on the respective sites to see the doppelgängers:

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    I once had that happen with one of my posts on meta, but I was unable to reproduce and figured I probably confused myself and somehow reposted.
    – Jeremy
    Nov 22, 2012 at 15:56
  • @Chichiray I'm pretty sure I didn't, but then again I posted the answer early in the morning, it's possible I wasn't properly caffeinated at the time.
    – yannis
    Nov 22, 2012 at 16:08
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    I've seen something like this before too.
    – Aaron Bertrand Staff
    Nov 22, 2012 at 17:45
  • I had this happen to me. Can't find the post, but I assumed it was just because I hit answer instead of edit. ;) Maybe that user did the same thing, and somehow localStorage got involved in populating the answer field, making it "feel" like one was actually editing...
    – jmort253
    Nov 23, 2012 at 8:15


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