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How long does it take to lock in a vote?

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up vote 10 down vote accepted

The grace period is 5 minutes, which is the same time as the poster is allowed to edit its post without generating a new history.

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(Source:…) – Arjan Dec 13 '10 at 19:56

It may take 5 minutes before the vote lock-in process starts...

But, to answer your question, it takes approximately .000001s for the vote to be locked in. And, up to 100ms for your browser to communicate to the server and get a response of "sorry". Haha.

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hehe! I love your humor! – Linuxmint Dec 13 '10 at 22:18

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