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?

  • 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, 2012 at 14:15

1 Answer 1


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, 2012 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 :) Jun 5, 2012 at 14:21
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    @Lix Oh you and your perfect behavior. Just stop it. ;) Thanks.
    – Bart
    Jun 5, 2012 at 14:22
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    Are you sure, @Lix...?
    – Arjan
    Jun 5, 2012 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, 2012 at 22:14
  • @Lix What, no solution to Arjan's problem? How disappointing... :)
    – Bart
    Jun 5, 2012 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, 2012 at 5:14

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