Check out this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1639050/what-are-the-next-top-technologies-for-the-next-5-years-closed

Looks like six people listed as voting to close. I was under the impression it should only list the first five. Is this a bug?


I think two people cast the fifth vote at the same time. If you look at the edit history, you see two different "this post was closed by x" messages, with the same timestamp (to the second).

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    I smell a race condition! – Randolpho Oct 28 '09 at 20:51
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    Me too. It smells like... popcorn. – mmyers Oct 28 '09 at 21:44
  • @Randolph, race conditions are only harmform when they change the outcome of the operation. – Ian Ringrose Dec 18 '09 at 10:02

I suppose two people could have voted at the same time.

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