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When I try and undo a vote on a question after the grace period has expired, the message given is:

You last voted on this answer 47 mins ago
Your vote is now locked in unless this answer is edited

It's a small thing, but the use of the word "now" implies I just did something that affects the locked-in status of my vote. This is not the case - my vote has been locked in from the moment the grace period expired.

When I first started to use the site, I used to think I had double-clicked by accident and had inadvertently locked in an up-vote that I had just tried to undo.

Some suggested new wording:

You last voted on this answer 47 mins ago
Your cannot change your vote once 15 minutes have expired, unless this answer is edited

This also has the benefit of alterting users to the grace period duration.

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Wouldn't X and Y be the same, thus just X? –  staticx Feb 26 '13 at 15:17
    
@0A0D No - X is continuously changing, depending upon when you see the error message. Y is the fixed grace period. E.g. "You last voted on this answer 27 mins ago. Your cannot change your vote once 15 minutes have expired, unless this answer is edited." I'm not sure the exact grace period. –  Duncan Feb 26 '13 at 15:19
    
Ohh, you are right. Might I suggest X change to n_voted_mins and Y to grace_period_minutes ? –  staticx Feb 26 '13 at 15:21
    
@0A0D I switched to concrete examples. –  Duncan Feb 26 '13 at 18:39

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