Yesterday I downvoted on an answer, and posted a comment explaining why I disagree with the answer.

The author of the answer replied to my comment, and his reply convinced me that the answer was reasonable. Now I would like to remove my downvote, but I can't because it's locked in. What is the sense in that?

  • 4
    It's intended to limit tactical downvoting
    – HansUp
    Aug 25, 2013 at 19:16
  • 5
    Assuming you misunderstood that answer, the author should edit their answer to clarify any possible misunderstanding, and then you can change your vote. (Or you could edit yourself.)
    – Arjan
    Aug 25, 2013 at 20:43


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