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(Related to Possible bug in locking upvote on an edited question? )

Order of events:

  1. User X answered my question.
  2. Answer sounded reasonable, so I upvoted.
  3. Then I tried to use it, and got a compiler error, so I removed the upvote.
  4. Several minutes later, (>5min, I think) User X edited answer to something else.
  5. I wanted to upvote, but was locked out (can't find the error message to quote here, something like "you can't change your vote until the user edits it")
  6. I couldn't upvote until User X edited the answer again, at my request.

The problem is step #5: The user did edit his answer, after I changed my initial vote. (There is a slight chance that my memory of the order of events is wrong, but I am not sure how to check this.)

The specific Q/A is here: C++: constructor / initializer for array?

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+1 for a reasonable bug, but "no cookie!" for upvoting an answer without testing it –  Pops Mar 7 '11 at 17:12
    
I agree (the "darn, I wish I had tested it before upvoting" thought came to mind), but I also think it's an unreasonably strict standard to test every answer before upvoting. –  Jason S Mar 7 '11 at 17:19

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

I have checked the data; step 3 occured about 9 minutes after step 4 -- i.e. you removed the upvote after the edit was made. So the behavior was indeed correct.

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OK, thanks for checking. Darn! I hadn't seen the edited post when I removed the upvote. –  Jason S Mar 7 '11 at 17:27

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