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It was a nice day in the close queue, until I found this question. At first, I thought it was mis-tagged since I was filtering on and the question was about std::function<T()> (I know that Java generics are not that weird, despite many people being confused about them) .

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When I tried to edit the question, I found that it was not tagged with .

ZOMG

Verily, it had never ever been tagged with .

Why are unicorns playing with tags?

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    Clearly unicorns now have the power to give the STL to other languages. Next in line: BASIC. – Jamal Dec 27 '13 at 2:20
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    This should also be tagged with [unicorns] (yes, it's an actual tag). – Jamal Dec 27 '13 at 2:26
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    @Jamal done. :) – Cole Johnson Dec 27 '13 at 3:22
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Looks like the review you linked to was a review audit...

I've found when I'm going through the close vote review queue with a tag filter, review audits will have the tag I'm filtering on added/substituted in order to make the post look like it matched my filter.

Otherwise, it would be a dead giveaway that a post is an audit if the post doesn't match the tag filter you have set. (It may still be a giveaway that the post doesn't seem to be about your filtered tag, but at least that meant you attempted to read the post.)

  • That makes sense... So unicorns are playing with tags by design... – Javier Dec 27 '13 at 2:38
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    @Javier Further proof there are unicorns in the system... :) – godel9 Dec 27 '13 at 2:43
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    So... [status-unicorns]? – Cole Johnson Dec 27 '13 at 3:06
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    [status-unicorns-by-design] – Javier Dec 27 '13 at 4:37
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    We should just make status-bydesign a synonym for status-unicorns. Everything the unicorns do is by design. – godel9 Dec 27 '13 at 4:38
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    What if the user's action is to remove the tag? – Stéphane Gimenez Jan 2 '14 at 20:01
  • @StéphaneGimenez I believe that just clicking on "Edit" causes you to fail the review audit. Not ideal... – godel9 Jan 2 '14 at 20:04
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Most likely an audit -- these have different tags. Due to limitations of the audit system, they can't actually filter for tags, so they just slap on your tags onto the question. Also, note the discrepancy between the vote counts.

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    Still, it'd be nice if these types of review audits were able to test for edits other than what would have been a "removing this tag; the question has nothing to do with it". I had a audit a while back that tacked on java to a haskell question. – Dennis Meng Dec 27 '13 at 4:32
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This is just a guess, but perhaps Yakk accidentally edited in the java tag, realized that he had made a unicorn-grade mistake, and quickly fixed it within the 5 minute grace period. You were unfortunate (lucky?) enough to see evidence of a mistYakke during that very brief period in which it existed.

Congratulations.

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    No, the other guys got it right - this is an audit, and it'd be a pretty poor audit if it didn't respect your tag filter in some fashion. – Shog9 Dec 27 '13 at 4:06
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    @9Shogsa-Shogging did you not read this guy's display name? "secret unicorn gremlins"?? He's clearly a unicorn trying to hide the blame. – Cole Johnson Dec 27 '13 at 5:16
  • @ColeJohnson - Hey... don't be disrespectful to the gremlins! – JDB still remembers Monica Dec 30 '13 at 14:16

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