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I think Community may have an algorithm issue.

This answer was flagged for attention by Community with the message "Possible vandalism of own posts; please check recent activity". Recent activity for this user doesn't show anything suspect.

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    I'm sorry, Will. I'm afraid we can't do that. – Rob Hruska Mar 7 '11 at 13:16
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    Does that user have a lot of deleted posts, out of curiosity? Post deletion will attract Community's flags if they do a lot of it. Though I do notice that this post doesn't have any deletions in its history, so I'm not sure exactly why it'd mark that post, but it's a shot as the Activity won't list deletions. – Grace Note Mar 7 '11 at 13:17
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    @Rob What's the problem? – Pekka Mar 7 '11 at 13:19
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    @Pekka - I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. – Rob Hruska Mar 7 '11 at 13:20
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    @Rob What are you talking about? – Pekka Mar 7 '11 at 13:21
  • @GraceNote: Nah. User's activity looks perfectly normal. – user1228 Mar 7 '11 at 13:23
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    @Pekka this link might help you understand Rob: imdb.com/title/tt0062622/quotes, Nevermind you seem to know already. I missed the humor. – jzd Mar 7 '11 at 13:23
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    @jzd if you look closely at the page you linked to, you will notice that "what are you talking about?" was my line :) – Pekka Mar 7 '11 at 13:23
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    @Pekka, sorry for jeopardizing the mission. You can disconnect me now. – jzd Mar 7 '11 at 13:25
  • @jzd you must be Community♦ in disguise! – Pekka Mar 7 '11 at 13:25
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    @Pekka, @jzd - [Conveniently, we can skip to the end.] This conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye. – Rob Hruska Mar 7 '11 at 13:35
  • +1 for strategic naming to maximize viewing. – John Mar 7 '11 at 16:43
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Grace Note's comment is correct -- the user has deleted several of their posts in a row, which is what triggered HAL Community to flag this for attention. The post that was flagged was the one that crossed the threshold, so the deletion was denied and the flag inserted.

  • So, deletes aren't recorded in recent activity? Also, it would be nice if your details here was included in the flag. – user1228 Mar 7 '11 at 13:42
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    Oh, it denies deletion when the flag is coming up? That's kinda cool, and also explains why the post didn't have any deletion history. – Grace Note Mar 7 '11 at 14:06
  • @Will: Agreed; I've changed the auto-flag message accordingly. – balpha Mar 7 '11 at 14:15

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