I have six upvotes for the one question with no intervening history. They have been summarised into two groups - one with 4 events and one with 2 events. However, when you expand either, both show all 6 events. Minor I know, just letting you know.

Reputation history

  • Can you reproduce it now? This was reported several times, it is because of the asynchronous loading of the content...at least in 99% of the time. Commented Jul 9, 2012 at 11:37
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    Right now there is only one group item covering all 6 so it no longer presents in the same way.
    – Michael
    Commented Jul 9, 2012 at 12:36
  • Yeah. After you expand a highlighted group of new votes on a certain post, when you reload the page, the new group merges with the older group.
    – Daniel
    Commented Jul 9, 2012 at 15:37
  • I've had this before, it always disappeared on a refresh?
    – Rory
    Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 20:48
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    This still has not been fixed and @Rory it does not go away with a refresh/cache clear for me. Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 21:35
  • It also happens when there are seperate events which aren't normally included in the sub-list like removals... meta.stackexchange.com/questions/193405/…
    – Basic
    Commented Aug 15, 2013 at 18:05
  • For what it's worth, this is still occurring.
    – D.G.
    Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 9:51
  • Yeah, I still have this bug as of today, so I guess it's been around for years without a fix.
    – user215040
    Commented May 8, 2015 at 14:05
  • One serious aspect of this issue is that if you switch between time/post mode, you get a timestamp in the URL, and at that point it doesn't matter if you refresh the page.
    – aioobe
    Commented Jun 15, 2015 at 15:39
  • Reproduced again today on video.SE. See snapshot and updated answer.
    – user212646
    Commented Jan 24, 2017 at 22:13
  • I ran into this today too: i.snag.gy/rGoyFJ.jpg. Followed a nice chain of dupe links to this report.
    – Jason C
    Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 14:35

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I've confirmed/reproduced the issue behind this. It is as I said. When you have new and old events on the same post in your history (only tested for the same day as well), both of them will expand to show the full list of all events for the post, rather than being limited to the new and old events as they're split up.

New and old events combined

They must have made a change somewhere that caused this to start happening, because it didn't used to do this previously.


The below is what I saw just a few minutes ago (And have seen similar on quite a few occasions in the past). A couple of minutes later it has merged into one drop down with a correct total rep count.

I see Sulfurized Demonbobby comment above about the asynchronous nature of the updates, which I can understand if it was a a short while (a few minutes ago), but think it is unreasonable to have inaccurate counts (5 + 5 + 5 is 15, not 10) some 25 mins after the event took place.

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February, 2016 2017 and this bug is still scurrying about. It's not a big bug, but at least let us know if you're going to address it or not.

Most recent reproduction, found on video.stackexchange.com:

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Blues and Reds should add up to each other. Greens are WTF.

Here is the Feb 2016 iteration:

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On that post, I received 3 upvotes and 9 downvotes. You can see that the blue brackets are the same events, not different events, and the red stars list what's new, but appear to be incorrectly added because all events for the day are listed below, instead of just the new ones.

I reproduced this recently as well. I made a different meta post, however, because I did not see this one first. The snapshot below is color coded to show where confusion might occur because of this. It did right itself about an hour later.

Messed up rep events

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    Some people who vote on meta are just stupid. The question is tagged as a bug, and it obviously is, and there is no response by se staff for over a year. My post proves that it is still happening and bumps this to the front page so people can see it again. Why would you downvote?
    – user212646
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 1:08

I have just seen this issue... in fact it appears to have two distinct symptoms which appear in the UI:

  • one of which could be considered an enhancement-request, as whilst the data displayed is not incorrect, it could be formatted better, and;
  • the other could be considered a bug as it shows incorrect data

Here is the reputation with the unexpanded event - no actual error shown, except that it could be considered a UI enhancement-request as the reputation changes are not all contained under one expandable line, and it would be more aesthetically pleasing if they were:

Confusing rep change - contracted

Here is the event expanded - this is the bug as it would suggest a reputation change of 11 rather than 6:

Confusing rep change - expanded

Finally, after the page was refreshed, both issues appear to be, and indeed are, resolved:

Confusing rep change - contracted

NOTE: I was going to post this as a question, but then realised that it would have been a duplicate (not that it matters that much) of this question and Incorrect grouping/duplication of rep events when unfolded, when I saw that other people had posted similar experiences as answers, then I reasoned that I would do the same. I hope that was the correct thing to do - I've never raised an issue as an answer before and it seems rather counter-intuitive.


This OCD triggering bug still prevails!

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  • If you are an OCD sufferer, then I feel your pain and I hope you have sufficient support mechanisms to manage it. But if not, would you please consider amending your answer as it may been seen as belittling a serious and debilitating mental health condition. May I suggest "This annoying bug" instead?
    – Rick
    Commented Jul 22, 2022 at 15:15

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