See this question. When you hover over the (7) in the delete button, it says: -4 more vote(s) needed to delete this question. It seems that this always assumes that 3 votes are needed to delete the question, which isn't true anymore.

Screenshot for the lazy

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    Note for clarification: you have to hover over the (7) section of the button, not just the "delete" portion of the button. If you hover over "delete" portion, you get "vote to remove this post".
    – Randolpho
    May 26, 2010 at 15:43
  • After voting to delete it, the message informed me that one more vote was required... But now hovering over the number informs me that -5 votes are needed.
    – Shog9
    May 26, 2010 at 15:44
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    This reminds me of when we had 18 votes to close a question for migration. Possibly the same issue rearing its head for the new delete vote limits?
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    May 26, 2010 at 15:50
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    What's with the (s)? Has he received a pluralization bug 1 times too many? Nov 3, 2010 at 11:39

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Good eyes! This has been fixed and will be pushed tonight.

  • Now it gives a different sort of wrong results. I think it's giving the total votes needed instead of the amount remaining. For example, this question says 3 more votes needed when it already has 2: stackoverflow.com/questions/2888982/…
    – interjay
    May 27, 2010 at 11:44
  • @interjay - a fix for that will be pushed tonight. Thank you again! Jun 1, 2010 at 20:24
  • Got one more for you Jarrod. stackoverflow.com/questions/237448 Has three, saying it needs three more. Oct 2, 2011 at 23:26
  • @JeffMercado that's because it's a more popular question - see this answer where we define how aggregate score affects delete votes needed. Oct 3, 2011 at 1:41
  • @JarrodDixon: Ah thanks for pointing that out. I thought it was just a fixed, three votes required. Oct 3, 2011 at 2:09
  • Has this problem reappeared? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/195031/…
    – user102937
    Aug 28, 2013 at 21:39

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