Somehow a user managed to accidentally post a question twice:

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I may be missing something, but this shouldn't be able to happen, should it? They should be subjected to a 45 minute cooldown between questions shouldn't they?

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    I posted it here because this doesn't seem to be SO specific. Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 17:15
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    If the content is exactly the same, you can close vote one these questions as duplicate. But usually this shouldn't be possible to happen, I agree. Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 17:23
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    Seems to be a dupe, although there's so answer in the linked post. Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 17:28
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    I voted to reopen, this question since there's no answer in the accepted duplicate. Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 17:35
  • @πάνταῥεῖ I wasn't sure what the protocol was there honestly: if any answers should all be consolidated on the existing older, unanswered post, or here. Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 17:44
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    Duplicates never depend on the questions age. It could happen that the older question might be closed as duplicate of this one. Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 17:47
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    These questions are so close that it's likely to be a race condition; the linked question isn't (or it's a very slow race).
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 18:11
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    Why was this marked as an exact duplicate, posting two questions before the time-limit and a question being double-posted, are different scenarios are they not?
    – Mark
    Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 21:26
  • @Mark Honestly, I accepted the dupe suggestion because I got a stressful email from my school right before the suggestion was made, and didn't feel like defending it not being a dupe at that moment. Commented Dec 4, 2019 at 21:43
  • It's a prolog question, and Stack Overflow backtracked while processing it. Rimshot.wav Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 16:48


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