I was looking at Will anybody help me gauge the quality of my question? and I noticed that my answer is shown me as up-voted from me.


How is that possible? Even in the case my account were merged with another account on Drupal Answers my answer would not be shown as up-voted from me.

What happened in this case?

Something similar happened me also on this very site: A question page shown as up-voted from me an answer I didn't up-vote. When I tried clicking on the up-voting button, I was even shown a dialog box saying my vote was locked.


The question I up-voted was the other one, though. After I refreshed the page, the up-voted answers were correctly shown.


Comparing the two screenshot, I see the score for one answer doesn't change, which I guess it means my vote was already counted, but the answer was not shown as up-voted from me.

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    Didn't you sign the moderator agreement? You're not supposed to tell everyone that we can vote for our own answers! – Bill the Lizard Aug 10 '12 at 20:23
  • @BilltheLizard Whoops… I was not wearing my eyeglasses when I signed it. Now I am curious: What did the part I read as "we will send you a gift for your birthday, for the next 10 years" really say? – kiamlaluno Aug 10 '12 at 20:30
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    You don't get the gifts? I wonder where they're sending them... ;) – Bill the Lizard Aug 10 '12 at 20:34
  • If you don't mind, could you share what it says at meta.drupal.stackexchange.com/posts/545/votes? (This indicates the votes/favourites you've cast on that question and its answers.) – Jeremy Banks Aug 10 '12 at 22:06
  • @jeremybanks It says [{"PostId":545,"VoteTypeId":3},{"PostId":546,"VoteTypeId":2}]. – kiamlaluno Aug 10 '12 at 22:09
  • Now the votes on answers are shown correctly. It seems like the answers were swapped, but the vote buttons were not. – kiamlaluno Aug 10 '12 at 22:19
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    Most people don't report themselves for exploiting! It's good that the integrity of our user base is high! :D – Andrew Barber Aug 10 '12 at 22:22

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