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I down voted a question because it was a poor answer. After this the answer was edited. I click the down vote to remove my down vote, then I go to click upvote to give it an upvote. A small notification pop's up telling me that it's too old to be changed unless it's edited.

Why is this done? I then have to go find an arbitrary thing to edit just to give it an upvote.

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I know this exact issue has been discussed before, but the best I can see now is meta.stackexchange.com/questions/8390/… (and the question linked from it) and meta.stackexchange.com/questions/40683/…. – Gnome Mar 20 '10 at 15:11
    
I down voted a question because it was a poor answer? what the what? – juliomalegria Jan 28 '12 at 19:41
    
@julio.alegria: Don't ask me what I was thinking when I wrote this two years ago. It could very well be I meant to say “down voted an post because it was a poor answer.” – Josh K Jan 28 '12 at 21:57
up vote 6 down vote accepted

That's just not how it works, and I've been bitten by it too.

The current way to turn a downvote into an upvote is to just upvote, without "canceling" the down vote.

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I really hate non-intuitive interfaces. There has got to be a better way to address voter fraud than that stupid vote timer. – tvanfosson Mar 20 '10 at 15:11
    
Agreed, it's just not a big enough problem right now for me to worry about. – Gnome Mar 20 '10 at 15:14
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I'll do that from now on, but that vote timer is a PITA. – Josh K Mar 20 '10 at 15:54

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