Summary: Vote counts have to be automatically corrected on a Vote count recalc.
I opened some of his answers. Surprisingly, after clicking to retrieve the vote counts, the upvote count decreased. In some cases, the number of upvotes changed from 10 to 3!
Vote counts are an important indication of a post's quality; Wrong vote counts are just misleading...
Methods and effects of viewing vote counts
- When vote counts are shown using the 1000 reputation privilege, the counters are reset.
- When vote counts are shown using this Userscript (not logged in), the counters are not reset.
Once, someone started upvoting many of my answers. This was detected, and my vote counts were recalculated. I used the reputation audit to recalculate my reputation, and looked at the question for which I earned a badge. After clicking, the vote count changed from
+40 -1. So, the vote counts are not corrected when triggering a reputation recalc either.
Conclusion: When a vote recalc is triggered, all vote counts should be revised. Not just the up- and downvotes.