When I vote to delete a question, the confirmation dialog states that I have 2 votes remaining:

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When I choose "OK", however, the vote limit error pops up:

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I can confirm, from my profile, that I have cast 13 delete votes today; the displayed count in the error is correct.

I have 18,325 rep on that site and therefore, according to this (assuming that answer is still up-to-date), I should have 5 (base) + 8 (rep) = 13 delete votes. That implies the error message itself is deserved.

Therefore, the dialog is incorrect, and I do not have 2 votes remaining.

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    @Shokhet It's reproducible. I don't remember but I'm 99.99% sure I had multiple tabs open (it fits with my usual pattern of opening multiple tabs for questions I want to review, e.g. the 10k delete list I was looking at at the time) and the description is correct, and that was most likely the cause. Using that I can reproduce it consistently. It's declined because it's not worth fixing.
    – Jason C
    Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 20:56
  • In other words, by-design. This was observed earlier, btw.
    – user259867
    Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 21:07
  • @Woodface No, not by-design, and not no-repro, just plain old declined. Jeez, guys.
    – Jason C
    Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 21:43

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The only way I can reproduce this is by having a page open in one time and running out of delete votes in another tab. These counts and tooltips are determined when the page is rendered, so it's possible for them to go out of date.

Considering that we still check server-side and no extra votes end up being granted, I'm okay with that.

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    I don't remember for sure, but it's very possible that I had multiple tabs open. I just tried it right now and saw the same thing. I also agree that it's not a big deal since it's just the dialog box.
    – Jason C
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 22:06
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    Currently, you can also reproduce it when voting multiple to delete multiple times on the same page - the count does not get updated. If it was stored in Javascript, it would be trivial to do something like count-- on delete, but it looks like the alert text, including the count, is simply retrieved from the HTML, <a href="#" data-delete-prompt="Vote to delete this post? (21 votes remaining)" Commented May 31, 2019 at 6:25
  • Yes, this is still an issue in situations like the one mentioned by @CertainPerformance
    – miken32
    Commented Nov 18, 2019 at 18:39

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