I think I found bug in the forum/software/database. I don’t really care, it’s not bad, but here I note it anyway.
There’s a post of mine which
- used to gather some likes in the past …according to what I remember
- is also displayed as having 14 likes …in my user summary
- recently got another like …according to the notifications
- but has only 1 like in total now …according to the post itself
- and I cannot see who this single like was from …when viewing the post
Three screenshots as follows (and link to the post):
As far as I understand it, the number of likes you see in the “Top topics” category is the number of likes in the whole thread. I have manually counted the likes on your topic and the count matches.
Regarding the ghost like, I have no clue. I’ve tried to see who liked and it displayed no one. I’ve tried to add a like, it showed 2 likes and then I tried to see who liked… I was the only one. I have removed my like and now there’s not a single like anymore on this message. There’s definitely a bug!
Ah, you are right on the “Top topics” like count. I wasn’t aware of that.
Now the notification of the like is gone too and the like count down to 13.
I have theory: maybe a spam user liked the post and that user was then deleted. I can’t find the user profile of that one “ghost like” any more!
So after all, I believe everything’s fine.
Yeah, that’s weird. Sometimes bugs like this are fixed by reloading the page.
Some tasks on the forum are done periodically every several minutes/hours/days, so some data isn’t 100% accurate most of the time.
But I doubt the “ghost like” came from such a thing.