On this question (the question is irrelevent, I'm just stating when I noticed this and where it happened) Convert String to Enum? I accidently upvoted an answer that I thought didn't deserve an upvote. The score of the answer was at the time 0.

After I upvoted, the answer went to +1. Obviously. I then realized my mistake, and downvoted the question because I wanted to take back my upvote.

The question's score went from +1 to -1 (a total of 2 points!) And I did not believe that the question deserved -1. Is this a bug? Shouldn't you be able to subtract from +1 to go back to 0?

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    Note the arrow tooltips say (click again to undo), so this behavior is discoverable if you're patient enough to wait for the tooltip to appear :) Nov 21, 2011 at 14:55
  • @FrédéricHamidi Very true :) but patient is the last thing I am at this time of day
    – Gabriel
    Nov 21, 2011 at 14:56
  • @FrédéricHamidi: If you're patient, the vote will be locked and you won't be able to change it even if it's inaccurate.
    – endolith
    Nov 24, 2011 at 1:00

2 Answers 2


If you click on your upvote a second time, it should revert it. Clicking on the downvote changes your upvote into a downvote.

  • Aha thank you :) I should have thought of this
    – Gabriel
    Nov 21, 2011 at 14:47

Just click on the colored arrow that reflects your vote. That will remove it. If you upvoted by accident for example, click upvote again.

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