This answer on StackOverflow shows a score of 1 right now:

         alt text http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1979/so1.png

When I click the score to show total up and down vote counts, it shows (+1 / -1), so I would expect total score to be 0:

         alt text http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8034/so0.png

I refreshed several times and I can reproduce it with 3 different browsers.

I found this bug (Voting on a question after having clicked the upvotes/downvotes count will display an incorrect value), but I did not vote for this answer.

Can you reproduce this? Anyone seen that before?


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This can happen as the score is denormalized.

It gets fixed (now) two ways:

  1. Someone votes on it, which checks the db again.

  2. The daily scripts fix all scores which don't match the db.

  • What sort of scenario could create this, though?
    – Phoshi
    May 1, 2010 at 15:02
  • @Phoshi: I would imagine maybe if the account that voted was deleted
    – AnonJr
    May 1, 2010 at 16:09
  • 2
  • @Downvoter: Thanks, that would actually explain it! This behavior is, well, surprising...
    – Peter Lang
    May 3, 2010 at 18:12

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