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downvote question/answer with 1 value results in -1

When I upvote a question or answer by mistake and I want to revert back the change I made instead of 0 the counter shows -1. I need to click the downvote arrow again to get the proper number.

Upvote:

Downvote pushed once:

Downvote again:

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    Jan 10, 2017 at 05:38 PM

    Hello Emoke,

    As Juergen has already intimated, the system makes a distinction between clicking on upvote and clicking on downvote when the user has already upvoted an item. It treats the two actions differently.

    If you've already upvoted an item, and you then click on upvote again, that cancels the original upvote, resulting in zero.

    If you've arleady upvoted, and you then click on downvote, the system thinks you are changing your mind and want to register a downvote, so it takes two steps: it cancels your original upvote and it registers a downvote, resulting in -1.

    Regards,
    Audrey

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  • Jan 10, 2017 at 01:48 PM

    or you just need to click upvote a second time to remove the +1

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    Jan 11, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    Hi Audrey,

    Thank you for the information I will keep this in mind for the future.

    Regards,

    Emoke

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  • Jan 11, 2017 at 07:03 PM

    Thanks for the explanation! I thought I broke something the other day...

    The post was at -1.

    I hit "up vote" on accident and it went to 0.

    I then hit "down vote" thinking it would log it correctly...but it then jumped to show -3....NOT -2.

    .....sooo I was guessing maybe someone else was hitting "down vote" at the same time I did. I just clicked "up vote" again and it corrected (in my mind) to -2.

    I guess rather than assuming "up" means +1 and "down" means -1, I should think in SAP terms as "up equals +1 unless you press up again and it equals zero and up and then down equals -1 , not zero". haha

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  • Feb 02, 2017 at 12:06 AM

    Umm... I guess this scenario should not happen, right?

    As I found it a little suspicious I went out to see what is displayed in the tag Q:

    I am not sure if this is a bug or just my confusion, but I am not sure either I really like the current logic (I understand it but I dont find it intuitive).

    https://answers.sap.com/questions/114343/sap-web-ide-personal-edition-access-denied-when-lo.html --> I can reproduce this any time here (also tried with IE and Chrome)

    Why don't we use the logic the ideas.sap.com uses as well ?

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