Description of your request or bug report: Like what @Naphthalene described here, I went to go vote on a bug and saw that I didn’t have any votes left. I went to go see if there was something I didn’t mind taking a vote from, and saw that I had several closed votes still showing that my vote applied to them:
I don’t think it’s because I haven’t waited long enough; some of these have been closed for months at this point.
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Last time I was told that those votes still get refunded. They are just there for posterity.
I don’t think that’s the case; when I went to manually release the votes from the closed topics, I suddenly had more votes to vote with again.
Technically you get one of these notifications saying you have a vote released:
Did that notification not arrive?
After some research, this is a known bug in the discourse plugin:
One topic was deleted by the author and this doesn’t seem to have given the votes back and my attempts to “Open” then “Close” don’t give them back either. What would you suggest? Or will the bug fix come with a migration to fix data, if so, we can...
If discourse was updated with a release that includes that merge there’s nothing else to do.
Closing this topic would be a good test to see if the fix is working or not
Previous votes won’t return unless they are manually fixed or released sadly. Shouldn’t happen in the future if
@brandon confirms the update is applied.
For reference this is the supposed intended behaviour:
If the topic is closed or archived, the votes are released to the users and can be applied to other topics but the vote count on the topic remains.
If a topic is re-opened or unarchived, the votes are reclaimed and applied back to the users active vote count.
If a topic reclaims the votes of a user and they go over their limit, they simply need to wait until topics are closed or archived to allow them to vote again.