Active question: Who is the youngest Starfleet Admiral?

Unintended duplicate post, now deleted: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/q/243734/12857

I typed out my question and clicked the button to post it. The page scrolled to the top and I got the "Our automated system checked for ways to improve your question and found none" message. I clicked again to post the question and closed the tab.

An hour later I came back to check if I'd gotten any answers and found that my question had been posted twice.

At no point did I copy/paste the contents of my question or click the "ask question" button again. I did open a few other SFF tabs to conduct research for my question and check for potential duplicates.

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    I don't have an answer, but the same thing happened here and some thing similar here
    – AncientSwordRage Mod
    Feb 25 at 9:30
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    They were posted in the same second of each other, presumably the system just borked and got confused. I don't think it's anything you did and should be nothing to worry about.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Feb 25 at 9:40
  • Ah, cross-site dupe then. Feb 25 at 10:03
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    – Valorum
    Feb 25 at 13:48
  • Might also be a case of mouse double clicking, maybe?
    – Clockwork
    Feb 26 at 0:49
  • @Clockwork Pretty sure I didn't, and even if I did, that's still a bug in the site. Button should disable after it receives the first click. Feb 26 at 5:57
  • Nah, I mean, sometimes, when a mouse driver is glitchy or the mouse has been used for too long, I had some case where I wanted to select a folder on my computer, and it opened it instead, because even a simple click caused it to click twice.
    – Clockwork
    Feb 26 at 18:23
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    Comment duplication problem has been duplicated, again! Bug? discussed twinning of comments, not posts, but the underlying cause may be similar. In my case it generally occurred with a WiFi connection or otherwise slow internet situations, and I think it had to do with something not hearing "got it" soon enough to something was sent again (e.g. a "post this" message)
    – uhoh
    Mar 4 at 16:41

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