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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 Dec 12 '11 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 Dec 12 '11 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 Jan 23 '12 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. – Jeff Atwood Jan 23 '12 at 19:39
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    I was indeed in Brooklyn at the time. – HodofHod Jan 23 '12 at 20:14
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    @JeffAtwood reminds me of ibiblio.org/harris/500milemail.html – Isaac Moses Jan 26 '12 at 21:37

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