User Way to infinity nominated themselves at 20:11:59 UTC:

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And yet the nomination period ended 20:00:00 UTC:

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This isn't really normal, I believe. If I had to guess, the user opened the nomination page before the deadline, and submitted after. Is that really the expected behavior?

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    $\begingroup$ Also worth investigating: did they manage to sneak into the top 20 despite having a too low rep count to qualify? $\endgroup$ – Daniel R Dec 15 '14 at 20:39
  • $\begingroup$ @DanielR Just enough, the previously twentieth-ranked candidate had 724 or 729. $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Dec 15 '14 at 20:52
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    $\begingroup$ I was going to make a job that I was gonna nominate myself, but the nomination ended; now I'm glad that I didn't make that joke! :-) $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Dec 15 '14 at 20:53
  • $\begingroup$ @DanielFischer Right, thanks! I just realized I could have done that dirty work myself... $\endgroup$ – Daniel R Dec 15 '14 at 20:54
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    $\begingroup$ @geoff Why is this status-bydesign, when Shog9 says below that it's a bug, and thought the correct action was to de-nominate the candidate? Is it a bug or isn't it? $\endgroup$ – MJD Feb 2 '15 at 22:52
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, I meant to defer that until the next election @MJD $\endgroup$ – Geoff Dalgas Feb 2 '15 at 22:59
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    $\begingroup$ Meant to defer what, exactly? $\endgroup$ – MJD Feb 2 '15 at 23:21
  • $\begingroup$ @MJD: It just means that they'll look closer at it some point in the future (the next election, it seems). $\endgroup$ – user642796 Feb 3 '15 at 5:07
  • $\begingroup$ @GeoffDalgas: Defer until the next math.SE election, or the next election somewhere on the SE network? $\endgroup$ – user642796 Feb 3 '15 at 5:09

Apparently there's a grace period on the nomination cut-off. I'm also inclined to consider that a bug, albeit one we haven't really had to worry about much.

For the time being, I've left the nominee a polite "better luck next time" and removed him from the running, as strictly-speaking he should not have been allowed to submit a nomination.

The primary election will continue with the top 20 nominees (by reputation) out of a total of 23.


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