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Is there a way to undo vote up (or vote down)?

If no, it would be useful.

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Clicking the arrow again does not work? – Time Traveling Bobby Jul 27 '10 at 7:33
@Bobby, Does not work for comments. – Kirill V. Lyadvinsky Jul 27 '10 at 8:02
@jia3ep but comments are not having downvote. – Himadri Jul 27 '10 at 8:58
@Himadri, comments are have an upvote, and it is impossible to undo it. – Kirill V. Lyadvinsky Jul 29 '10 at 19:07
possible duplicate of What if I want to reverse my vote? – The Unhandled Exception Dec 27 '11 at 15:55

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up vote 14 down vote accepted

Try clicking the vote button again. You've got 5 minutes to change your mind, after that you can't change your vote, unless the entry has been edited.

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Grace period is the same as the editing window, 5 minutes. – Andy E Jul 27 '10 at 9:18
Thanks, grace period was throwing me off. – Unreason Aug 2 '10 at 13:33
Looks like going Back in the browser, or refreshing, might also nullify the grace period: I accidentally upvoted the wrong comment and refreshed, and could not undo it, despite the (presumed) 5 minute window not having closed. – appas Nov 24 '11 at 20:35
Doesn't work for me. I upvoted every comment here and cannot IMMEDIATELY unvote, even though the cursesr changes to an action one. System info: Chromium on Ubuntu 32bit. – AlikElzin-kilaka Dec 5 '11 at 18:13
Grace period doesn't make sense to me. I came back to an item 18 HOURS later, after realizing that what was presented as a solution was only valid for a narrow problem set. So, useless to me. But there's my up vote, cast in stone. Also: "up again" as undo, is UI-design broken. – fortboise Dec 7 '11 at 19:26
@fortboise, the vote lock is the result of some gaming the system. – Arjan Dec 27 '11 at 12:12
Thank you for explaining, and the link. I see in the comments of that thread that no one other than the implementers thought it was a good idea either. Gaming patterns should be detected and fixed without breaking the core functionality, which is providing for an accurate tally of endorsements. If status is so valuable that people are willing to game the system, maybe status needs to be downvoted. – fortboise Dec 28 '11 at 16:49
I agree the locking it in is a bad idea. But my main comment on the other thread, – studgeek Mar 21 '12 at 19:26
I do not understand the system which does not allow me to revoke my upvote, but allows to change my upvote to downvote! I do not want to downvote, I just want to revoke my upvote. - it just turned out that the answer which seemed to be a solution didn't prove to be one, but it took one day to figure it out. – Paul Jun 14 '13 at 11:23

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