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I was browsing Meta as I sometimes do to keep myself up to date on the community and looked at this question: A badge that rewards "prophetic" downvoting

As I scrolled down, I noted a couple of "3" voted answers ABOVE a "5" voted one. Why is that? Am I missing some important point of votes here in particular? Is this a bug?

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Are you set to sort by Active? The vote count may have also changed since you loaded the page; vote count updates automatically every X seconds but doesn't alter the sort. – Ben Brocka Jun 5 '12 at 14:15
up vote 3 down vote accepted

I guess you have chosen a different sorting. Active perhaps?


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This is a perfect place to wrap an image in a <pre>... – Lix Jun 5 '12 at 14:20
It looks to be a combination of this, and the comment by @Ben Brocka as I was looking at answers that seems to be in play. Odd that is was/is set to "active" by default (at least to me) as the "left most" of the choices though :) – Mark Schultheiss Jun 5 '12 at 14:21
@Lix Oh you and your perfect behavior. Just stop it. ;) Thanks. – Bart Jun 5 '12 at 14:22
Are you sure, @Lix...? – Arjan Jun 5 '12 at 17:39
@arj - Most certainly... White background for both is a nightmare... Yes it looks overly padded on mobile but hey - at least the image boundaries are defined.... Correct me if I'm wrong, but I assume you had to wait till you got to your desktop/laptop to crop that screenshot; If you are viewing the site on mobile it is becuase you are simply in between computers. You can't please all the people all the time :P – Lix Jun 5 '12 at 22:14
@Lix What, no solution to Arjan's problem? How disappointing... :) – Bart Jun 5 '12 at 22:20
@Lix, as for "overly padded": I assume you're not blaming the mobile theme for rendering your newlines and spaces? (Using a blockquote would be different; you're aligning using whitespace.) Well, you know how I feel about folks editing other people's post to make them look the way they prefer; just to repeat that. (Adding <kbd> is worse, so I won't stalk you on this.) But, wait, using mobile is not in between computers, it's 2012, and it's the only way to get to be #1! ;-) – Arjan Jun 6 '12 at 5:14

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