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I think the message speaks for itself...

Cannot undo undo

Are you sure you want to undo this upvote? (can not be undone)

Not to mention the "can not". Really?

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Personally, I didn't find it all that unclear. Maybe change it to "This cannot be undone." to make it clear that it refers to the action you're about to confirm. – a cat Apr 22 '12 at 19:42
@lunboks: I was thinking something more along the lines of "Are you sure you want to undo this upvote? Once you do this, you can't upvote the comment again." – Ryan O'Hara Apr 22 '12 at 19:43
It's not unclear, but I just don't see why we can't upvote it again if we remove our upvote. – Mystery Apr 22 '12 at 19:55
So what do you propose instead? "can not" should be changed to "Cannot" but apart of that can't see any grammar problem. – Shadow Wizard Apr 22 '12 at 19:55
@ShaDowWizArd: That is the grammar problem. Anyway, the point of this is that "Can not be undone" on a message asking you "If you want to undo" is a little unclear. IMO. Especially since you can't reverse it. – Ryan O'Hara Apr 22 '12 at 19:56
@minitech OK - but what you offer instead then? :) – Shadow Wizard Apr 22 '12 at 19:57
@Purmou see this We do not want flip flopping, nor do we want people to un-upvote stuff from the past. The only use case is undoing a mis-click – Shadow Wizard Apr 22 '12 at 19:59
@ShaDowWizArd: See above? "@lunboks: I was thinking something more along the lines of..." – Ryan O'Hara Apr 22 '12 at 19:59
@Purmou actually no - changed to italics. Few choices in comments.. – Shadow Wizard Apr 22 '12 at 20:00
@ShaDowWizArd: Really? All this trouble for comments? We already have the 5 second limit, so what's the point of restricting the amount of times you can upvote a comment? – Mystery Apr 22 '12 at 20:02
@Purmou I'm only the messenger - but personally agree with what waffles said. The "undo comment upvote" should be used only in case of misclicking - if you misclicked more than that.. well, there is a limit for anything. – Shadow Wizard Apr 22 '12 at 20:05
(As an aside, the reason for my edit: if you think your post has any merit for future readers, then please upload images to the Stack Exchange Imgur account, and add plain text for SEO and alternative browsers? Thanks!) – Arjan Apr 22 '12 at 20:24
For the record, "can not" is as grammatically correct and commonplace as "cannot". – BoltClock's a Unicorn Apr 22 '12 at 20:26
@Bolt: [citation needed], because I've found at least two to the contrary. – Josh Caswell Apr 22 '12 at 22:16
Yes, I think the message speaks perfectly well for itself. What do you think is wrong with it? I have no idea about that. (Sorry, no, I didn't read the extended comment thread to find out. I expected to find this in your question.) – Cody Gray Apr 23 '12 at 9:30
up vote 14 down vote accepted

Alright, I've changed the message to say

Are you sure you want to undo your upvote on this comment? You will not be able to upvote it again.


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Yes, much. Thank you. :) – Ryan O'Hara May 21 '12 at 16:21
Much more clear! ty – chown May 21 '12 at 16:31

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