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"Now whether anyone in their right mind (I must have been out of mine) would find it appropriate to be holding shares both long and short is another issue"

There are at least two completely rational reasons why one would want to box a short position. One is because shares of a particular securrity are hard to borrow and you think they are likely to rise, the other is to avoid the uptick rule enabling you to sell short into a falling market.
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