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I posted a question a month ago on stackoverflow.com. Today, when I logged in to SO, the notification area showed me a strange character:
It looks like a downvote, but downvotes usually appear as
-2, not ...that. Could someone tell me what's going on?
asked Apr 24, 2014 at 6:10
I would guess that is a encoding bug. I'm sure that should be a simple "-2" which indicates a normal downvote.
Here is a screenshot where you can see that you got a downvote:
answered Apr 24, 2014 at 6:17
4,45911 gold badge1919 silver badges3333 bronze badges
For some reason the achievements drop down is using "en dash" (–) unicode character instead of the ordinary "-" character to mark negative reputation.
Your browser simply does not support the "en dash", as you'll most likely see in its test page.
Bug or feature? Only the team can answer that, but the above is the reason for what you see.
answered Apr 24, 2014 at 13:55
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