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In the election page for the Philosophy site:

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One image is broken (see red circle), because it refers to a moderator who has chosen to delete his account lately.

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    Red circle is not free hand ... :(
    – rene
    Dec 12 '19 at 12:04
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    not reproducible in similar scenario on TWP: workplace.stackexchange.com/election (Snow who won in 2018 deleted his account)
    – Magisch
    Dec 12 '19 at 12:04
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    @rene I knew someone would say this... Well, you think it's not, but it is. See, I have a very steady hand and can draw perfect ellipsis using MS Paint. It took years of training, and I'm pretty upset that this get me this kind of remarks, instead of a round of applause.
    – dim
    Dec 12 '19 at 12:10
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    Let's all praise your steady hand!
    – rene
    Dec 12 '19 at 12:18
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    They have to be taken care of manually, apparently; at least, that's what had to happen on Science Fiction & Fantasy in 2016 (second related link).
    – Mithical
    Dec 12 '19 at 12:18
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    @Mithical yeah, those pages seem to be manually edited, causing all kind of anomalies
    – rene
    Dec 12 '19 at 12:22
  • The meme Dec 12 '19 at 14:47
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    Election page is now fixed
    – Yaakov Ellis StaffMod
    Jan 21 '20 at 11:43
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    @YaakovEllis - is this a one-off fix like Shog had done previously (see my previous comment above), or was there something done more permanently for when this happens? As the network gets older this is becoming a more frequent occurrence; is there anything in place to prevent this from being broken every time?
    – Mithical
    Jan 21 '20 at 12:02
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    @Mithical one-off fix. The results are actually stored as html text in a db field. Changing it programmatically is not justified at this point. To fix it, we would have to add logic to the user deletion to parse all election results for their Id and replace it with something else. Doable but not worth it right now.
    – Yaakov Ellis StaffMod
    Jan 21 '20 at 12:04

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