Why do we have
total_downvotes as well as
score = total_upvotes - total_downvotes
Is this always true? If so, isn't it redundant?
Comments have only
btw. the fact that the API has
Flags does not included in score in real site, so we need both.
(When someone flag it, community user put a temporary downvote for 2 days)
At this phase, this is technically correct. Note that changes in the main site could break this assumption over the lifetime of v1 of the API (not to imply any such changes are in the pipeline - or even being discussed - at this time).
More significantly, I feel we're too close to a "RC" of the API to remove fields; so these are staying.