This could be a bug affecting the whole StackExchange network, but it has happened on StackOverflow (this is the reason I post this here)

I have posted earlier this question on Meta.SO :
How can an answer posted by a 3.5k rep user get used as an Audit in the "First-Post" review queue?

Short resume :
In the "First-Post" review queue, there was an obvious audit where there was a "First-Post" from a 3.5k rep user. It was obviously not a first post, nor a new user.

Screenshot taken before the audit was completed Audit Screenshot

Some are saying that the Usercard should of been "anonymized". This means that this is a bug (as it still showed the real Usercard).

(Not a duplicate to First Post suggests an answer from a "new user" who is 3+ years old with 1800 rep as the feature (anonymizing) wasn't up yet, now it is)

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    I removed the bounty - GEOFF DALGAS WILL NEVER GET THAT BOUNTY :) Aug 14, 2014 at 3:53
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    DAMN YOUU!!!!!! Aug 14, 2014 at 3:55

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Stack Exchange developer Geoff Dalgas has fixed this problem.

His answer to your Meta.SO question:

I have audited our audit code and it should be faking up a low rep user and showing you the real rep after completion of the audit.

The usercard should now be anonymized on all audits (it always has been for me; I'm not sure why it wasn't working for you).

I'm just posting this here in case someone searches for it and comes across this post instead of the Meta.SO one. I've mentioned it to Geoff, so if he posts an answer here, I'll delete this one.

  • I think he saw this answer. Because its his question, as you rightly mentioned ;)
    – nicael
    Aug 14, 2014 at 0:04
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    @nicael I certainly hope so, but I posted it here for the sake of parity because I didn't expect Geoff to track down this post as well.
    – AstroCB
    Aug 14, 2014 at 0:07
  • Or, to be more honest, to get the bounty :D
    – nicael
    Aug 14, 2014 at 0:08
  • @nicael Well, he's the one who did the work of fixing it, so he deserves it more than I do. I mentioned it to him if he wants to post here.
    – AstroCB
    Aug 14, 2014 at 0:11

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