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I've done the following:

  1. Answered a question
  2. Got a vote - +10 rep
  3. Fixed my answer because of a spelling mistake.

Now when I look at the vote count I get 0 - and my rep is back to where it started.

Does this mean that when you edit an answer the votes are reset? Why?

Or - the voter just canceled his vote and it happened to be at the exact time I've edited my answer?

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I guess this is about stackoverflow.com/questions/2872187/… then? (Just in case Jeff et al might want to peek into the logs to ensure nothing odd happened?) –  Arjan May 20 '10 at 9:24
    
@Arjan, yes, about that question. –  brickner May 20 '10 at 11:35
    
If the original vote was more than 5 (?) minutes old then the voter would have had to wait until you edited the answer to revoke the vote. –  ChrisF May 20 '10 at 13:37
    
@ChrisF, I believe it wasn't that old. –  brickner May 20 '10 at 15:34

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Sounds like a cancelled vote, yes. Edits don't reset the vote counters. And a downvote would have a different overall rep-change.

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