From my rep history today:

-8| 1 hour ago| downvote| Does “Pacific Rim” have references/influences

How is that possible? Usually if it was 4 DVs, it would show that it's 4 (and make it expandable).

My only guess is that someone reversed their upvote, and the system has a bug where instead of 1 DV and 1 un-upvote, it just printed the total and marked it as a DV.


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It looks like events under days that are expanded when the page loads lack the detail arrows for individual posts; those that load closed do contain the arrows when expanded.

The bottom row here (+40) should say 4 events and expand;


Like this


This seems somewhat intermittent. For instance, my SO profile exhibits the bug, but Jon Skeet's does not. On scifi, my profile looks fine but DVK's shows the bug. I could not repro on several other sites, but on MSO it seems to happen every time..

  • Huh, I never noticed that before.. But to me, neither yours nor DVK's expands within the past 2 days. Probably not a simple per-account bug, if it is a bug and not a design choice.
    – Izkata
    Aug 31, 2013 at 15:24

If you check the timeline, you got 4 downvotes, which are -2 each - totals to -8.

It shows up in the rep history the same as upvotes, the total for that question/answer for that day. For example, this:

+60     16:38   upvote  How did Hermione catch Rita Skeeter?

does not mean you got +60 rep for 1 upvote.

  • Today's votes typically have a triangle allowing them to expand into individual vote lines. Aug 31, 2013 at 10:45
  • @DVK Wait 2 days, then check again. I didn't know they could, as I don't look there often, but from Kevin's post it looks like the only ones that are consistently broken out like that are the older-than-2-days ones.
    – Izkata
    Aug 31, 2013 at 15:26

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