Honest mistake, I accidentally chose the incorrect option when reviewing a newly submitted question. Instead of clicking Requires Editing, I accidentally chose Looks OK. Then I realised I was not able to revert my decision and try again.

I understand that the whole review process involves several community members reviewing said question to eliminate cases of human error but I'd like to correct my mistake and change my 'vote' - seen as I fully acknowledged my mistake.

Does this functionality currently exist? How likely is it to be implemented? I searched for a similar question here on Meta but was not able to find anything.


It was a genuine misclick. I aimed to press Requires Editing but ended up pressing the edge of Looks OK.

As mentioned in one of the responses, I'm not sure how appropriate it would be to implement said feature, but I was thinking along the lines of how the comment voting system works. You can 'upvote' a comment. You can remove your 'upvote', but you can't 'upvote' it anymore after that.

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    You can't change your decision, but you can start editing it anyway of-course. Use the 'back' feature of your browser and click on the question itself.
    – Mast
    Jan 22, 2020 at 14:09

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I'd argue it should not be implemented, this is coming from someone who has made the same mistake.

I think this because of the following;

You should always carefully consider your decision based on carefully reading through the post in question, a knowledge of the tags (if needed, spam is spam!) and considering the implications of your clicks

I learned this a few times (probably nearly earning myself a review ban in the process, but I can't remember), always take your time, click carefully, and read well IMO

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    Agreed. Adding complexity to the review queues just to catch honest mistakes seems like fixing the wrong problem. Minimize the mistakes and don't worry too much about the remainder.
    – Mast
    Jan 22, 2020 at 14:10

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