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What is "anti-optimization" about?

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    $\begingroup$ A probable cause for the bug is that I just zapped a SPAM answer to that question within the past half-hour. So maybe it is some sort of the delay in the database, in which case we could just wait it out. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 3, 2011 at 14:41
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    $\begingroup$ I think that this is one of those notorious "denormalized counts" on this site. I noticed this too, about half a day ago, when a bunch of spam bots dropped by. A few hours later the count was okay again. I assume the generic answer to this question was given by Jeff here "Most counts are denormalized and will be auto-corrected every 24 hours." $\endgroup$
    – t.b.
    Commented Oct 3, 2011 at 15:07
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    $\begingroup$ The answer count is now correct for that posting. $\endgroup$
    – zyx
    Commented Oct 4, 2011 at 3:53

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As noted in the comments, removal of spam answers can affect cached answer counts for a bit.

This is always corrected in time, so just be patient.


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