In a comment to this recent answer, a user asked for clarification, and I responded. Oddly, my response bears a timestamp exactly five minutes before that of the incipient comment. The user appears to have been editing the comment while I composed my response. Is this a minor glitch in the matrix or a serious bug that will be exploited by charlatans?

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Here is the rough timeline:

  • The OP commented on your answer (2015-09-06 02:31:41Z)
  • OP deletes the comment (2015-09-06 02:32:47Z)
  • You responded to this (now deleted) comment (2015-09-06 02:35:55Z)
  • OP writes a new comment (2015-09-06 02:40:55Z)

So, you responded to the first comment when it was deleted and while the OP was writing a new comment.

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    Ah, thank you; that's exactly what I wanted to know. I infer that the five minutes was a coincidence.
    – trashgod
    Commented Sep 6, 2015 at 12:08
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    So I'd say status by design, since it can be easily "reproduced" (or just retag to support where no status tag is required :)) Commented Sep 6, 2015 at 12:44

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