Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

During my suspension period I tested the suspension mode application, and I found some strange behavior.

When I up/down the voting navigator it says suspended members cannot vote, and it changed the count of vote to up/down. After I click that message box, it disappears, and it still shows the same upped/downed vote. After I refresh the page, it comes back to the original vote count.

Please, can you confirm?

Below are screenshots.

enter image description here enter image description here

share|improve this question
What do you mean by "aviator"? From context, it seems obvious that you're talking about the upvote and downvote buttons, but your word choice is so unusual that I feel I have to ask to be sure. Can you confirm this? The only definitions of "aviator" I know are "a person who flies planes," and "a style of wearable items similar to those worn by people who fly planes." – Pops May 13 '11 at 17:14
Did you perhaps mean vote navigator? – gnostradamus May 13 '11 at 17:26
@gnostradamus ya vote navigator – damodar May 13 '11 at 17:27
@gnostradamus, good guess, I would have never thought of that. Although I'm not sure that "navigator" is a more correct, descriptive or accurate term than "aviator" in any way, in this context. – Pops May 13 '11 at 17:28

This is by design -- all client voting is simulated (optimistically, we assume it will succeed) and the server will update in the background.

We don't really care whether the UI is 100% accurate for suspended users in this scenario.

share|improve this answer
It should work though -- and I can't repro this problem; the vote count is reset to the previous value when the "can't vote" message pops up. – balpha May 14 '11 at 8:45

Probably the best way to fix this is to get rid of the special case checking (ie, suspended user) and treat the user as simply a 1 rep user. This would eliminate the need for the special case, and 1 rep users cannot upvote or downvote.

If a suspended user wonders why they can't vote, they probably have bigger problems than can be solved by telling them the reason why they can't vote, other than the results normally provided to 1 rep users.

share|improve this answer
This is actually the case, for the most part. The only difference is the actual message. So this might indeed be a bug. – balpha May 13 '11 at 17:11
@balpha : can i add one more tag as bug – damodar May 13 '11 at 17:25

You must log in to answer this question.