I just gave my approval for an article, and the system stated there are '3 Reports'. I think that should say something along the lines of 'X Approvals', as the word 'reports' may make people think they clicked the wrong thing.
It's not just counting approvals - the value includes all reports, positive and negative. It just indicates that your vote has been counted, without telling you how others have voted. I think the idea is that it doesn't affect your vote - you don't change your vote to "follow the herd" as might happen if it told you "1 approval, 4 'No way José'"
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
I have to say this also caught me out when I first approved an updated article. I was super careful the next time and went to check the Latest Reputation Events to makes sure the two approvals showed the same activity.
My 2 cents: The text says Approve or report this article and the popup menu has a Publish section (with the approve menu item) and a Report section. Given that, I think most people would be surprised to be told they just added a report when they in fact selected the approve menu item.
"When you don't know what you're doing it's best to do it quickly" - Jase #DuckDynasty
So I noticed there was a warning message while browsing Insider news telling me I needed to confirm my email to post, so I did, got the email, clicked the link, got a confirmation page and then...the message is still there. Have a similar warning in this forum too. (Already tried the obvious, refresh, clear cache and refresh.)
EDIT: Seems to be gone now...either fixed or I was just impatient (the email came basically instantly, guess I figured my account's email status would update as quickly )
It might be nice if, on the page of a question asked, a list of the same-user's other recent posted questions (either Quick Answers/Forum) were shown with date/time (sorted from most recent) and title (as links).
( In Quick Answers, perhaps on the right, above/below the Top Experts lists. In Forums, maybe a popup/hover/???. )
If we see a (very) recent question with the same or similar title, we can check if it is really the same question or not.
I (like most of us, I expect) go through the Quick Answers in the presented order (most recent first). We will not necessarily see that the question is a repeat. And in the Forums, it is even harder to detect cross-posting.
I marked 3 posts as spam, refreshed the page and noted that they were then then marked as removed (at which point I thought - hey God powers, cool).
I then wandered off to see if there were any other posts worth nuking with my new super powers, when I returned to the Lounge the removed posts were back, slightly advanced time. There were no vote counts.
I then repeated the excercise proving my God powers were in my browser only. I thought you had maybe given select users 1 vote nukability, which may not be a bad idea as some here you can trust not to abuse the ability!
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity