Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

Recently there was a new feature introduced in the SE sites where your upvotes/downvotes are locked after few minutes. you will not be able to upvote/downvote the same question or answer after that specified time unless the user edits his question or answer.

However, there are cases when I just downvote and then cancel my downvote immediately and leave the decision for future. Sometime later I visit the same question or answer and try to upvote but I am not allowed to do so since my voting is locked for that particular question or answer.

My question is, should the locking should happen only if I have upvoted or downvoted and not when I cancel my votes? Or should it be the way it is now?

share|improve this question
12  
s/recently/in 2009/ – mmyers Mar 3 '11 at 17:48
    
Possible Duplicate: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/27052/… – jzd Mar 3 '11 at 17:50
2  
possible duplicate of Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited "problem" – waiwai933 Mar 3 '11 at 17:55

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .