Does the votes of a question change if the question is edited? I have the same question about the answers.

  • Close voters: the question is clear enough, OP asking if the votes are changing automatically (e.g. downvotes removed) upon edit. Accepting the answer kind of proves this as well. – Shadow9 Mar 12 '15 at 15:10
  • Why do you think editing would affect votes that have been cast? That would make disposing of downvotes trivially easy. – Monica Cellio Mar 12 '15 at 20:33
  • Yeah. I was just confused, because the answer was changed. I understand now. – xshsinap Mar 13 '15 at 1:08

No. Editing a post does not change the votes that are on it.

However, editing a post will bump it back to the active questions list. This will indirectly attract fresh attention from users who may end up casting votes.

Also, votes are locked after 5 minutes of placing your up or down vote. Which means you are no longer able to change or remove your vote. When a post is edited, this lock is removed and you may change or remove your vote again.

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