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I was looking at a question, and I noticed that one of its answers started with greetings.

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I clicked on the "edit" link, but with my surprise the greetings were not present.

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Looking at the post's revisions, such text has never never been present. Supposing it was removed from a background script (which I remember was run once to remove greetings at the beginning of a post), why was the text still showed?

I added two empty lines at the beginning of the post, and the greetings are not anymore shown. Still, I am wondering what happened.

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  • This happened to me earlier as well...can't remember exactly what question it was on though – Clive Mar 18 '12 at 0:07
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There were some "greetings" cleanups done last year on the history tables that might have, er, missed cleaning up their associated posts' text.

Your fix was the correct one.

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