Just a small issue on the downvote tooltip:

downvote sample

I don't think click again to undo is true, because a downvote needs an edit to be cancelled.


Thanks @juergend about the grace period. But @matt is right, this tooltip is not updated after the grace period:

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If I click on the downvote again, I can see 2 opposites tooltips.

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  • 1
    Well you can undo or voteup within a short period of time without Editing the post.
    – Lucifer
    May 15, 2013 at 11:15
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    ... so in that case, maybe the tooltip could be updated once the grace period has expired?
    – Matt
    May 15, 2013 at 11:19
  • This drives me bonkers
    – Stephen R
    May 18, 2018 at 22:32
  • May I ask have this is status completed and status bydesign Jun 13, 2023 at 23:36

2 Answers 2


The first part of the issue regarding the additional "click again for undo" text on a selected up- or down-vote is resolved in build rev 2013.7.3.803.

The second part regarding validation of vote actions won't be addressed as it would require push notifications about each question and answer on the page to be sent out to everyone currently viewing it.

  • ... which introduced this bug:meta.stackexchange.com/questions/187170/…
    – m0sa
    Jul 3, 2013 at 10:35
  • I don't need it to refresh instantly, but it actually doesn't even refresh after page refresh. When the page is initially loaded it shouldn't show "click to undo" unless you can actually click to undo.
    – Stephen R
    May 18, 2018 at 22:31

There is a 5 minute grace period in that you can undo your vote. So this tooltip is correct.

Imagine you use a phone and click the downvote button instead of the favour button. You can undo that. After 5 minutes your vote is locked until the post is edited.


Many things in the GUI are not updated. You still have vote buttons on deleted questions for instance. When the vote is locked the best thing would be to visually deactivate the vote buttons until the post is edited.

Remember you are in a browser and not in a program!

  • +1 for perfect detailed information ( 5 minutes for my words short period )
    – Lucifer
    May 15, 2013 at 11:19
  • To answer your last sentense, this is not a P1 bug I assume, this is just to pointing it out.
    – Alain
    May 15, 2013 at 12:35

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