Voting on an idea won't give you points. You can check the points history from your Reputation--> Activity.
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I just voted on two ideas and found the points allocation jumped by 20 points. I don't think this could be as a result of two people voting up or down at the same time.
Has the vote points allocation changed?
No, nothing has changed, the voting will change the Ideas 'score' points by 10 up or down (why it's not just 1 up or down I don't know?)
It's possible that more than just yourself has voted on the idea in the time it's taken you to read the idea and vote.
It's also been seen in the past, that a glitch in the community software has registered a single vote twice for some reason, though it's not been noticed to be a common thing (I think I've only seen it happen once myself - when I know I was the only person shown as voted on the idea, but it had registered as two votes i.e. 20 points)
Lightening does not strike twice in the same place! It is rather coincidental that on two occasions someone else clicked on the voting button at exactly the same time as me.
So, this is another example of the bug you mentioned.
Another possibility could perhaps be that voting or notification requests are getting queued up somewhere to be processed. I think the system is known for some notification issues. Sometimes there seem to be bursts of posts or points too.
I also tried to see what happens if I unmarked something that I had previously marked as helpful. It was your reply that I marked as unhelpful in this test. The system deducted 10 points from me and when I re-marked it as helpful again. The system did not give the points back that it had deducted.
But, Dude, I think is onto something. The system has been very unresponsive today. At times I have to wait for the screen to paint before I can start typing a reply and at times it just hangs.
Sure we are not being hacked. Odd that the entries are "." separated.
The eae.acclaim.orther.... thing is part of the module that tracks likes etc. (I think part of the gamification module), so clearly there was something up if it couldn't retrieve the correct names of members... some sort of inter-module communication issue.
That explains why some other functions also appear to have failed yesterday. Marking someone as helpful did not alter any points on my side and I am sure it would have done the same for the person who provided a helpful hint.