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Just recently I down-voted a answer because of a technical error. A few minutes later they stopped by and resolved the issue. Satisfied, I clicked the up-vote button and the down-vote was removed. Not only was it removed but another up-vote was applied to their answer.

Does anyone else feel that the UI should not behave in this matter?

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See - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/39175/… – ChrisF Apr 20 '10 at 14:51
    
@Gnoupi - That is so weird. Why would Firefox fail to catch that spelling error? – ChaosPandion Apr 20 '10 at 14:59
    
I see down-votes are thrown about freely on meta. Anyone care to give a reason? – ChaosPandion Apr 20 '10 at 15:14
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As well as indicating an unclear question or not useful post, down-votes are used to indicate disagreement with propositions or proposed solutions to questions. It's a way of indicating to Jeff and the dev team whether something's worth implementing or not. – ChrisF Apr 20 '10 at 15:40
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@Chaos - re the spelling - FF doesn't spell checks text boxes (as used for titles) by default, whereas it does check text areas (as used for the body of the question). – ChrisF Apr 20 '10 at 15:42
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@ChrisF - Interesting, so the community dynamics of meta are quite different from SO. – ChaosPandion Apr 20 '10 at 17:44
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@Chaos - indeed they are ;) Don't forget, meta is a replacement for User Voice where you did explicitly vote on whether you thought an idea was good or not or whether you wanted a feature implemented or not. – ChrisF Apr 20 '10 at 18:12
    
@Chaos Check out these instructions to enable spell-checking in textboxes in Firefox. – Jared Harley Apr 21 '10 at 4:29
    
@Jared - That's awesome, thanks so much. – ChaosPandion Apr 21 '10 at 14:19

I don't think so. It is clear to me that by clicking on "This question is useful and clear (click again to undo)", I am effectively giving an upvote to it.

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Could it be that the OP doesn't know that to revert a vote you click again where you clicked before?

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I do know this, the discussion is on the intuitiveness of the functionality. – ChaosPandion Apr 20 '10 at 23:03

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