I just accepted an answer to one of my questions on SU and wanted to throw the guy an upvote as well, but I was denied.

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As you can see, I haven't cast a vote yet, but I am not allowed to do so because it thinks I have already.

  • Have you fiddled with the vote button before? Toggled it up and down?
    – hyperslug
    Commented Sep 27, 2009 at 17:56
  • @hyperslug: I don't recall, but it's certainly possible.
    – raven
    Commented Sep 27, 2009 at 18:02
  • @raven, if you did, that would explain it. This is exactly the same as: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/18360/…
    – Jonik
    Commented Sep 27, 2009 at 18:30
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    @raven, if the post is ever edited (as it just was), your vote capability should reset.
    – hyperslug
    Commented Sep 27, 2009 at 22:51

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You probably voted on it and removed your vote some time in the past. The timer starts ticking as soon as you vote, even if you remove that vote before it expires.

Touching the up or down arrow means you have a very short time window to decide what your permanent vote will be: up, down, or nothing.

  • what he said -- you have already voted. Commented Sep 27, 2009 at 18:30

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