in reply to bug in voting system ?

This is not a bug, it's a feature :). You may only vote once on an individual node, and after you've voted, you get to see the node's reputation

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Is this going out live?
No, Homer, very few cartoons are broadcast live - it's a terrible strain on the animator's wrist