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When someone upvotes or downvotes, that vote eventually gets locked, and can not be reverted until that question is edited, changing the content of the question and allowing for re-assessment of votes. What I've noticed though, is that a retag of a question allows that vote to be changed, and that doesn't make sense to me. I don't think a retag constitutes enough of a change to allow for a new vote decision. If someone wanted to be vengeful and take away a previous vote, all they would need to do is to add a meaningless extra tag, or remove one and they would be able to alter their vote. I don't think it should work that way. Thoughts?

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Cool. I've got to remember that one :) – Chris Gerken Dec 20 '12 at 15:13
Even if this is changed, the way review's working out, they could just suggest a terrible edit and wait for it to be approved... – AakashM Dec 20 '12 at 15:15
@AakashM This is true. I guess it's more of a question of whether they should change the way editing works, or to trust the community not to do things like this. I have seen it happen around the site a few times though. – Jason Higgins Dec 20 '12 at 15:18

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