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I realized that I gave an incorrect answer to a question just now and deleted my answer while working on a revision. The votes for that answer showed as 0 on my screen while editing (and the answer clearly showed as deleted). When I undeleted the revised answer, I saw that I had a score of -2, and upon refreshing within a few seconds, -3.

Is this intended behavior?

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The downvotes were cast before the question was deleted, or just after it was undeleted. You just didn't refresh the page quickly enough. There is a lot of traffic on Stack Overflow... –  Cody Gray Aug 8 '11 at 21:41
    
@Cody: Does that mean downvotes are queued? Once the page was refreshed, it still showed 0. –  Eric J. Aug 8 '11 at 21:48
    
I don't understand how your question can say that the score changed, but your comment says that after the page was refreshed, the score was still 0. –  Cody Gray Aug 9 '11 at 10:24
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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Deleted questions cannot be voted on. What you saw is because your browser's cache is not updated. Lately, for example, I have noticed that I must empty the Safari 5.1 cache after asking a question; differently, I am not able to see my question in the list of the questions, ordered by those most recently asked.
I didn't check all of the SE sites, but in some of them the problem seems to appear more frequently.

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