Is it possible to upvote question and then downvote that question again and upvote again ad so on ? If yes, what is the consequences of this action ?

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    Are you trying to find the question ban threshold on Meta?
    – Oded
    Sep 10, 2013 at 13:42
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    yes that is possible (within the 5 minute window), why would you want to do that? Sep 10, 2013 at 13:42
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    Congratulations are due. You have managed to get yourself question banned on Meta, a feat few have managed.
    – Oded
    Sep 10, 2013 at 13:45
  • If (as you suggested in your previous question) you want to get meta upvotes then consider asking a somewhat more constructive question. Am I allowed to annoy other users isn't really a great question Sep 10, 2013 at 13:45
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    The arc of your questions on Meta, moving from "how can I become a moderator" to "How can I get banned" to actually doing so is... not encouraging.
    – Wooble
    Sep 10, 2013 at 13:47
  • @Oded To mark this momentous occasion, a badge should be created called the "david", for getting question banned on meta.
    – Mansfield
    Sep 10, 2013 at 13:48
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    @Wooble actually, it's quite impressive. Daunted by the difficulty his initial challenge presented, he then set more reasonable goals, and was able to accomplish them. Real success story, when you look at it the right way. Sep 10, 2013 at 13:49
  • @Mansfield - [status-declined]. Badges are there to encourage certain behaviors. And getting q-banned is not something we would like many to achieve, on Meta or otherwise.
    – Oded
    Sep 10, 2013 at 13:49
  • @Wooble - are you suggesting the OP became a moderator before getting banned?
    – Oded
    Sep 10, 2013 at 13:51
  • He did that in 5 days. A new world's record! I think I held it previously at 35 days... :oP Sep 10, 2013 at 13:51
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    Obligatory (but waaaaay too late): How do I participate in Meta Stack Overflow and not die trying? Sep 10, 2013 at 13:54
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    @LBT The next time we should provide that to users before they participate. Not once they are on life-support.... ;)
    – Bart
    Sep 10, 2013 at 13:55
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    @RichardTingle - there are a couple of deleted questions that you haven't seen.
    – Oded
    Sep 10, 2013 at 13:59
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    Very good then, I shall continue with my unicorn killing, waffle hating agenda Sep 10, 2013 at 14:01
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    @Oded I know. T'was a bad joke :)
    – Mansfield
    Sep 10, 2013 at 14:38

1 Answer 1


It is possible to do, unless your vote is locked (which happens 5mins after a vote has been casted and is up until there is an edit to the post).

It will upvote, then "un-upvote" then downvote. Then "un-downvote" then upvote... and so on. It's pretty straight forward. It won't stack the votes.

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