Post Reopened by Tim Post ♦, waiwai933

On this post, right above Rev. 3.

How did that happen? How did a normal user vote to reopen after Tim cast a binding reopen vote?

Note that this happened 22 hours ago as of the time of this post, and Tim was and is a member of the community team with full moderator privileges.

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    I don't know, but that post's been in a bit of a rollback war between TimPost and himself. Maybe TimPost made a sock pupet account to show TimPost that he had the support of the community. (I mean, seriously? Reopen, close, reopen, close, ...) – Linuxios Jun 23 '13 at 4:08
  • @Linuxios I can explain that part. meta.stackexchange.com/a/185428/215468 – Undo Jun 23 '13 at 4:11
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    It's considerably less obvious when there's no moderator involved, but it does appear that re-open voters are being consistently displayed in reverse chronological order. Here's another example – Shog9 Jun 23 '13 at 5:46
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    Yep, it's a bug. .sdrawkcab si gnihtyrevE – Tim Post Jun 23 '13 at 6:25

We were not recording the reopen votes in the correct order in the post history.

This has been fixed and going forward (starting with the next build) they will be ordered by creation time.


I'm not sure why it's displayed in the order that it is, but I actually cast the second re-open vote on that question, so what you're seeing is in fact an artifact of the re-openers not being displayed in the order that they voted.

I'm not entirely sure if that's by design, however there's no sort of privilege escalation at play here.


This does appear to be a bug. Everything is backwards and we're all doomed, the world is being rewound as if it were a VHS cassette.

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    I prefer to rewind my DVDs too. – Cole Johnson Jun 23 '13 at 6:32
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    @ColeJohnson What about us people using singly-linked lists and riding dinosaurs? – hexafraction Jun 28 '13 at 1:32

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