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Depending on the content/specific conditions it doesn’t always get reflected in the score right away (also depends if it has a negative score or not), but unless your downvote banned (which is uncommon), then it will be counted/submits the content for review.
@dfox so as said most of the comments are at 0, then I downvote - they appear as -1, I refresh and now they are at 0 again - as if somebody upvoted, because if I now remove my downvote, the comment will have "1" as a score.
Could you maybe check if I am actually downvote banned? though that wouldn't make much sense why the system would upvote the comment, instead of just ignoring my vote?
And I can confirm - you are not downvote banned.
I may be doing this wrong, but maybe you are confused
1. A rant has score of 0
2. You hate it, downvote, score is -1
3. You refresh
4. Something happened and the score gets 0, meaning someone has upvoted, unless your downvote is banned (and you aren't)
5. You remove your downvote
6. Score gets 1
7. You dont think this is correct
Now if you so common math, here it is
It was 0
It became -1
Someone upvoted, and became 0
You removed your -1, which in other words, you undo your -1, which also can be said as -(-1) = +1
So score becomes 1
Because you undid your downvote, there wasn't any -1.
And another person upvoted. So here it is.
@dfox I am pretty certain by now that -- have no effect on any post, either theres a bug in the "weighing" system that you mentioned or theres actual shadow banning happening.
No posts that I -- ever turn out to actually impact the post score, nor the users on profile stats, even after checking later.
Why is there a -- if its not actually doing anything?