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Old 2016-04-23, 21:47   #5
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Originally Posted by Dubslow View Post
I would go so far as to call it a bug. Work type should be a recording of the state of the exponent at the time the given AID was assigned.
No, it's definitely a feature.

The server does that because first/second checks have different expiration rules, so if something becomes a de-facto double-check, then it can now take longer to finish.

It also helps figure things out internally in a few other areas.

If there were ever a need, it would probably be possible to figure out if it was initially assigned as a first-time or double-check even if it switched to a DC later on, but in the grander scheme of things it doesn't matter so much... the credit given is the same, and in the case of a prime, whoever finds it first gets the credit, no matter if it was assigned first, second, poached, whatever.
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