I see a question that I think should be down voted.
I see that it has an edit that is waiting for approval (gray edit button).


Should I

  • down vote it because right now, as it is, it should be down voted? Or
  • not vote at all, because it might be updated any moment?

My guess is the first one. What do you think?

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The ideal situation (if you can't see the suggested edit, of course) would be to downvote it now, follow it, and (after the notification you get from the edit) check back to see if the edit warrants retracting the downvote (or even an upvote). The edit might be rejected, after all.

Normally, you're not allowed to retract a downvote after five minutes, but an edit to the post allows you to reconsider your vote again.

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    It's not practical to check back all that I vote on Dec 5, 2016 at 14:23
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    @alldani true, but most questions you consider voting on don't have a pending edit.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 5, 2016 at 14:23
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    Also, note that the edit button can be grayed out for other reasons (e.g. if you have 5 pending suggested edits yourself). Hovering over the edit button will tell you the exact reason.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 5, 2016 at 14:24
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    This calls for serious (long due) overhaul on the SE bookmarking system. Dec 5, 2016 at 14:24
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    @alldani something like this.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 5, 2016 at 14:25
  • Yes! it should be a user choice, though. Dec 5, 2016 at 14:26
  • What did you edit in the question btw? I picked up no change.. Dec 5, 2016 at 14:28
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    The title. You can click the edited link just below the question to inspect changes.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 5, 2016 at 14:30
  • Ha! Forgive that miss. English is my fourth language.. :) Dec 5, 2016 at 14:32
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    @alldani: You may want to try my script to check back efficiently for edited posts you've voted on. Dec 5, 2016 at 20:16

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