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There was a question with the title like "This is absolutely nothing" or something like this, some days ago. The body was something like "Nothing!!!Nothing!!!Nothing!!!Nothing!!!...".

I flagged it, but after the first reload, it turned out to be a real question. What happenend there? "Nothing!!!" can't even be found in the revision list.

Was this a bug or a joke?

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    $\begingroup$ I see "nothing, etc" in the revision list. I rolled back the edit as soon as I saw this vandalization. I think I caught it within a minute or two of the initial act. $\endgroup$ – cardinal Feb 24 '12 at 17:28
  • $\begingroup$ Was it a question or nothing? $\endgroup$ – Gigili Feb 25 '12 at 11:27
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There is usually a time period (I believe 5 minutes) where edits do not go into the revision list.

So if the user posted Junk, and then within 5 minutes edited the question to NotJunk, it won't show in the revision history.

You were fast enough to catch it that time period.

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Some users prefer to "delete" their questions like that. Either after receiving an answer, or after coming up with their own answer.

I think it's best to rollback and leave a comment that the user should answer his own question; or flag the question for a moderator attention if you think that the thread itself should be deleted (e.g. there was no apparent activity except the OP's edit).

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