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Why can't I change my vote if the post has been edited during the initial 5mn grace period?

I downvoted this post when it only said

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and the answer improved significantly after he edited it, and I want to undo my downvote.

Unfortunately there is no record of him editing it because he fixed it within the 5 minute grace period, and so it won't let me undo my downvote.

I'm going to edit his post just so I can undo the downvote, but I think this should be fixed.

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    "Easy fix": don't be so fast to downvote.
    – Mat
    Oct 7, 2012 at 17:16
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    @Mat I think it's a problem if we have to wait 5 minutes to downvote something. It's better to have immediate feedback if your answer is amiss. Oct 7, 2012 at 17:19
  • I don't really agree with that. FGITW syndrome and all. Wait a bit & comment if the answer is incomplete but not incorrect.
    – Mat
    Oct 7, 2012 at 17:20
  • @random If this is still happening, and the other one is status-completed, then why is this a duplicate? Isn't it a bug if something previously completed is now reoccuring? Oct 7, 2012 at 17:23
  • Did you try and change the vote after the five minutes when you first voted?
    – random
    Oct 7, 2012 at 17:28
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    @Mat FGITW is precisely the problem. Users post half-answers to be first and then edit them to fix them. There's nothing wrong with completing your answer and then posting it. In fact, that's probably better because users will still find things that need fixing and won't have to worry about going over the 5 minute grace period with all the extra editing, and they won't have to worry about early downvotes. FGITW is actually harmful to the answerer, because when I finally make my posts, I get to start at 0 while all the other cowboys have -1's and now have to scramble to catch up. :)
    – jmort253
    Oct 7, 2012 at 17:38


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