There's been a bunch of question regarding removing upvotes on comments (most of them accidental), most of which, if not all, has been closed as duplicates. However, I feel this is different.

I upvoted a comment a while back, and didn't think much of it (it was a good comment). I come back a while later, only to notice that I've upvoted a rather strange comment. After a few seconds I notice the 'edited' icon, and realize the comment has been completely rewritten, in a tone that I don't want to condone at all.

Now I can't remove the upvote. Perhaps we'd need the same thing as for other votes, and after the corresponding entry has been edited you're free to change your vote (or even flag?).

  • Yes, I agree this would be a good feature. I upvoted a comment that answered my question so I upvoted but suddenly the user removed its answer from it, and his comment was only a harsh response. I want to remove the upvote but I can't! – Tomas Feb 17 '12 at 14:03

Unlike posts, the editing window for comments is only the first 5 minutes after the comment is posted, and it can only be edited by the owner.

(moderators are of course the exception here.. if it's a moderator comment being edited then flag the post and explain why you are uncomfortable with the edit.)

I don't expect comment rewrite editing to happen with enough frequency to justify a whole bunch of extra code to undo comment votes.

  • and yet this would also solve the trouble of accidental up-votes which were intended as flagging without requiring moderator intervention... – Tobias Kienzler Jul 27 '10 at 9:04
  • I definately see your point, incidentally, I had the same concern. But then I thought, since it's already implemented, depending on your architecture, it might not be a "whole bunch of extra code". But you know that better than I do. Thanks for the answer. – falstro Jul 27 '10 at 9:13

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