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Cannot retract downvote if post has been edited within first 5 minutes of posting

The OP posted the question redirect with www with a line of text:

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It was almost exactly like that. I felt the need to downovte. He ninja-edited, and I don't have a problem anymore... except, I can't undo the vote.

ninja edit

  1. When one edits a question close to the posting time such that the revisions are not logged or shown, and the post appears as if it is original. The work of a ninja, assasinating previous content in total darkness.
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marked as duplicate by Martijn Pieters, Toon Krijthe, Brad Mace, jonsca, Pops Sep 25 '12 at 14:15

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It's also known as the "grace-period", I've added that tag. –  Kevin Vermeer Oct 26 '11 at 20:30
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It's called the "grace period" after the notorious ninja master known only as "Grace Note". –  mmyers Oct 26 '11 at 20:32
    
I thought Grace Note was known more for getting things perfect the first time, @mmyers; kinda the opposite of a ninja. –  Pops Oct 26 '11 at 21:01
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@PopularDemand: How can we mortals tell the difference? After five minutes and a little bit of swordplay, there are no witnesses to say. –  mmyers Oct 26 '11 at 21:03
    
@mmyers: Why, by being at the scene of the non-crime, of course. I've non-seen it a couple times. –  Pops Oct 26 '11 at 21:05
    
You can wait five minutes (the grace period) before downvoting, this will ensure whatever was in the post would get logged. :) –  Shadow Wizard Oct 26 '11 at 23:10
    
I think we should raise him upon high for editing. –  Won't Oct 27 '11 at 13:55
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Just wait till you get the reputation to edit the post -- then edit the post so you can change the vote.

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I already can edit, but that's using the system a way it wasn't meant to be designed. –  Incognito Oct 26 '11 at 22:33
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I don't really think that this behavior should be encouraged. See Should we allow edits to reverse upvotes and downvotes?. –  Chris Frederick Oct 26 '11 at 22:40
    
@Chris : Interesting, all the answers to that question say the practice if fine. If one is trusted enough to edit all posts they should be trusted enough to reverse a vote. –  Hogan Oct 27 '11 at 1:23
    
    
@Chris : He certainly seems to be advocating using it while someone can. Since people who can change the way it works have read that question and still it works the same way I believe it is safe to say they have given their tacit approval. –  Hogan Oct 27 '11 at 10:14
    
@Hogan Things don't always work that quickly around here. I've seen features that took a year to implement. I'm not going to second-guess "the management" until a moderator places one of the status tags on my question (status-bydesign, for example). –  Chris Frederick Oct 27 '11 at 14:52
    
@Chris : Good point. –  Hogan Oct 27 '11 at 14:54
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I don't think we need extra functionality for this.

If someone is in such haste to just get ANYTHING posted up, no matter the quality, then they risk a downvote.

It's unlikely that you will downvote a question like that because of a minor spelling or formatting error.

If you feel the need to remove your downvote, edit the question yourself. Personally I think it should stand since they DID put plzplzplzplzzplzplzplzplzplz in the question initially, which was totally unnecessary.

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