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Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited “problem”

I am trying to upvote this answer, but it is saying that the vote is too old to be changed even though I had not voted.

I actually accidentally clicked on upvote for this once then immediately clicked it on again to undo it.

Now, I actually want to upvote it but it is not allowing me.

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marked as duplicate by random, ChrisF, Ladybug Killer, Diago Mar 8 '10 at 13:42

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Even though it was an accident and you revoked it straight away it counts as voting and sets the timer. It might be nicer if undoing a vote (as opposed to voting the other way) within 30 seconds (say) cleared the fact that you'd voted. Any longer and it wasn't an accident that you'd voted. –  ChrisF Mar 8 '10 at 13:04
30 seconds can be enough to turn the tide on a high traffic/view question for it to be an exploit of perception. @chr –  random Mar 8 '10 at 13:10
@random - OK, how about a 10 second limit or even a 5 second one? –  ChrisF Mar 8 '10 at 13:16
I really don't think it's a duplicate, this one is not about voting and then being unable to change the vote, but voting and undoing, maybe related, but not a dupe imo –  jmfsg Mar 8 '10 at 13:52
I don't agree that it is a duplicate of the linked question. I understand why "vote too old to be changed" is required. But here, it allowed me to undo my vote which means that I still have chance for voting. Otherwise, undo shouldn't have been allowed in the first place. –  Naveen Mar 8 '10 at 14:02
I voted to re-open (I think for the first time) –  jmfsg Mar 8 '10 at 14:06

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It has happened to me, my guess is that voting and undoing counts as a vote, and then you can't "change your vote" until it's edited.

I don't know if it's a bug or a feature though

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It's a feature insofar that Jeff would have to admit that he is wrong about it in order to fix it. Because Jeff is incapable of admitting one of his ideas is so obviously user-unfriendly this bug will forever go unfixed. –  XMLbog Mar 8 '10 at 12:50
@NIfE it's not "my idea" it's "we have to do this otherwise tactical downvoting can be used to influence answers". Sorry. –  Jeff Atwood Mar 9 '10 at 2:17
I'm on to you, Jeff. –  XMLbog Mar 9 '10 at 11:21

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