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How far back can you change a vote?

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related:… – marcgg Oct 20 '09 at 0:15
up vote 9 down vote accepted

Not far enough. :(

It's a very short time, not specified exactly so as to prevent gaming, but it's somewhere in the realm of 1 or 2 minutes after the post was last edited.

If you have a high enough reputation, you can remove or change your vote on an old post by editing it first. Jeff has stated that this is considered acceptable, but personally I would prefer we just grant this ability directly.

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It seems silly to only allow high-rep users the ability to retract old votes. – Super Long Names are Hilarious Oct 19 '09 at 17:47
and a post is cosidered edited after the question votes on a answer? – user68183 Oct 19 '09 at 18:02
@homestead No, only after the poster (or someone with sufficient rep) edits the post with the "edit" link (next to "flag", under the post). – Ether Oct 19 '09 at 18:14
@Chris I agree, but Jeff seems to consider it "by design".. :( – Ether Oct 19 '09 at 18:14

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