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In the question Is There a Difference Between Entering an Active Stargate on One Side Or The Other? I reacted, then re-considered.

I cocked up, downvoting an answer which did not deserve that, because I possess less than "necessary" reputation my downvote was not listed on public view but was registered on some database or other. I resolved to take it back by upvoting it.

The thing is, this did not negate my downvote - as far as I can tell - it positively contributed to an upvote - this is something that I did not intend to do.

No judgement intended on the question or the answer. And that's the whole big-thing point. Is this right?

marked as duplicate by Community Nov 7 '18 at 21:33

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To undo a downvote, you have to click the downvote button again.

As you already found out, clicking the upvote button will cast an upvote instead of the downvote.

Note that both actions can only be undone within 5 minutes of casting the vote. After that window, the vote is locked in until the post is edited.

  • +1 Exactley the sort of information that would have been helpfull if listed somewhere users could easily find. Having been a user for nearly 5 years, I am ashamed to not have known this. – Duckisaduckisaduck Nov 7 '18 at 2:59
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    meta.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/vote-up says You can undo your vote by clicking the same button you used to vote, so click the up arrow to undo an upvote or the down arrow to undo a downvote. Hovering over the voting button you already pressed says (click again to undo) at the end. – Dennis Nov 7 '18 at 3:02
  • thank you, I should clarify, I've been a user of "Stack Exchange" for nearly 5 years, this is my first time on "meta", so I guess I'm still figuring out the network's ways. It's no good assuming each site has full terms and conditions attached, which I perhaps did. – Duckisaduckisaduck Nov 7 '18 at 3:08

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