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The deleted answer to https://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/12100/732 has four delete votes, but two of them are from the same person.

How did that happen?

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    Three "delete" votes delete, so don't worry that the post got deleted without the requisite number of "delete" votes. Why the software lists one of those twice I have no idea (which is why I'm not posting this as an answer).
    – msh210 Mod
    Dec 12, 2011 at 19:11
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    The user whose vote is listed twice has reputation slightly above the benchmark that allows him to vote to delete an answer. I wonder whether that has anything to do with it.
    – msh210 Mod
    Dec 12, 2011 at 19:16

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Checking the data, those two votes came in at the exact same time, so perhaps the user double-clicked on the delete link?

We generally protect against this, but in very rare cases it can still happen.

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    Anyone want to try reproducing the bug? If you something with two delete votes (and, of course, you think it should be deleted), try double-clicking, see what happens.
    – msh210 Mod
    Jan 23, 2012 at 19:33
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    they'd have to also be very close to the NYC datacenter to get the requests in fast enough. The odds of this happening from, say, Australia, are nonexistent. Jan 23, 2012 at 19:39
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    I was indeed in Brooklyn at the time.
    – HodofHod
    Jan 23, 2012 at 20:14
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    @JeffAtwood reminds me of ibiblio.org/harris/500milemail.html
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Jan 26, 2012 at 21:37

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