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I asked a question on Stack Overflow.

I was really interested in this question, but after more than one month I still hadn't got a reply. However, finally today I read in the question details "1 Answer", I was so happy, but when I clicked to read the answer, it was not there.

Why is that? Was it erased or something by someone? How come it says 1 answer, but there is no answer at all. Is it a bug?

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I just went to the profile of the person that it says answered my question,, but I don't see the title of my question in his answers. Why is that? Now I am really confused.

This is no good, because my question now is not well positioned in the Stack Overflow results. Why is this happening?

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It was spam apparently and was deleted. I probably would have voted to undelete it if it was valid or at least share it with you here, but since it isn't, it's too bad. Sorry. p.s., the person you linked to tried to clean up the post prior to it's removal. So he really didn't answer, just did janitorial work. – Jeff Mercado Jun 11 '11 at 9:44
I understand. But this looks like a bug to me. If in anyway the answers are deleted, the counters should go down by 1. I made an update as Vinnet said in the answer to ask them reset my answer counter, i hope it works. Thanks for your help. – sfrj Jun 11 '11 at 9:58
The answer count on the home and question pages is cached and it will get reset back to 0 at some point in the future. – ChrisF Jun 11 '11 at 11:23
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I just looked at the answer posted (via moderator tools). The answer was deleted sometime back, and was(?) spam; it was downvoted thrice. You don't really have to worry about losing any answers in this case.

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Ok so that was the reason. Is there anyway for the question to say again 0 ansers? When it already has an answer the question now does not appear in the first page of the results, so is more difficult to get an answer. – sfrj Jun 11 '11 at 9:43
Going by Jeff's answer here, it will be reset when the daily job runs. You might want to edit your question to ask this specifically. – Vineet Reynolds Jun 11 '11 at 9:45
So i should edit the question asking to the moderator to erase the point from one answer right? – sfrj Jun 11 '11 at 9:47
I don't think mods can do that. You could ask if the answer count gets reset. – Vineet Reynolds Jun 11 '11 at 9:48
I edited the question and added that request as you said. Thanks for your help. I hope it works :) – sfrj Jun 11 '11 at 9:59
Uh, I guess I should have been more specific. I was referring to updating this question on meta, in case you wanted a more specific answer on the daily answer count reset. – Vineet Reynolds Jun 11 '11 at 10:03

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