This answer

structured vs. unstructured data in db

has a score of 0, but when I click on the score I see zero upvotes and one downvote, which add up to -1.

Refreshing the page does not help, nor does clearing the cache.

This looks similar to an older (fixed) bug: Voting on a question after having clicked the upvotes/downvotes count will display an incorrect value, but is not quite the same - I have not voted on this answer (I could not possibly have, because I am its owner) and I don't think it can be a cache or AJAX issue either; The downvote appears to be legitimate (it reduced my reputation.)

Update - when I checked again an hour later, the correct total of -1 was shown (with no new votes) so whatever is causing this effect it is only temporary.

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    Addition and subtraction are hard for these poor computers, you know... – James McNellis Apr 24 '10 at 23:58
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    Strange, it's showing up with a -1 total for me. – Bill the Lizard Apr 25 '10 at 0:33
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    possible duplicate of You can deduce how many flags a post has – Jon Seigel Aug 18 '10 at 0:23
  • @Jon Seigel, the linked question was asked 4 days after mine. – Perpetual Motion Goat Aug 23 '10 at 11:46
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    @Per: Yes, I know. That question gained more traction (sorry) and there are many duplicates already linking to it. For purposes of people finding the same information, it's better to close this question as a duplicate of the other regardless of the time the question is asked. – Jon Seigel Aug 23 '10 at 17:20
  • I observe this today at stackoverflow.com/questions/7049515/… . – h22 Dec 31 '12 at 10:57

I noticed that -1 point getting from flags take some times to reflect to total score, normal downvotes isn't.

Note: your post got a spam flag.

  • Wouldn't 5 (or is it 6) spam flags cost me 100 rep (and auto delete the post?) It only cost me 2 rep. A single flag doesn't affect rep does it? – Perpetual Motion Goat Apr 25 '10 at 9:43
  • @Per, each flags does effect rep by -2, you could try on my answer, and check before and after reps. – YOU Apr 25 '10 at 12:34

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