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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… 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
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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