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Still cannot cancel my downvote, even though post has been edited [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t I change my vote if the post has been edited during the initial 5mn grace period ? I downvoted this answer because the original revision was poorly formatted. ...
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Vote “locked in” despite edit [duplicate]

I downvoted this answer because I disagreed with part of the explanation. The OP edited the answer to remove the confusing language. When I attempted to remove my downvoted, I got a popup saying my ...
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When a user changes his answer within the 5 minute interval, your time to change a vote is not extended [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t I change my vote if the post has been edited during the initial 5mn grace period ? I had down-voted somebody for a very short, unhelpful answer. After about ...
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I should be able to undo my downvote if it the post was changed during the grace period [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I change my vote if the post has been edited during the initial 5mn grace period? I downvoted this post when it only said You can fire a submit with the help ...
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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

Note: If you're looking for a simple explanation as to why comments aren't required on downvotes, see Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such ...
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Six simple tips to get Stack Overflow reputation fast

From "6 Simple Tips to Get Stackoverflow Reputation Fast" at codexon.com: Be the First to Answer. Even at the cost of quality. Use Downvotes and Comments Strategically Use obnoxious in-your-face ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited

Anyone seen this one yet? Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited My vote was only a few hours old. Then I realized the answer was wrong. Updated my question and went to remove the vote. ...
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What are the limits on how I can cast, change, and retract votes?

What limits are there on how I can vote? How often can I vote? How do my votes become locked/unlocked? Return to FAQ index
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Undo an up/down vote after a comment is left

If I made a mistake downvoting or upvoting a post, there's no way for me to fix that unless asking the person to edit its answer. Let's say I downvote something, then explain in a comment thinking ...
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If you just witnessed tactical downvoting, is it a reportable offense?

I don't want to be like the little kid that got beat up at school and runs home crying to mommy, but I just got tactically downvoted in a question. Someone else posted a virtually identical answer to ...
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Undoing an old vote cannot be recast because vote is too old

Undoing a Vote There is a very brief window where you can undo a vote which allows you to take back a vote you accidently cast. After a brief time, it is "locked in" until the post is edited. The ...
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Request change in behaviour: Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited

I face the same problem raised in this question: Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited “problem”. I upvoted an answer which I now think shouldn't be promoted as helpful. I'd like to ...
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Cannot retract downvote if post has been edited within first 5 minutes of posting

Please do not close this as a duplicate unless you can remove the “status-completed” tag from the original report (because it’s obviously not been completed). Steps to reproduce: Have someone post ...
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What is the justification for locking votes?

Why am I not allowed to change my vote after some period of time? There are times when I go back to things I voted on, and decide they didn't deserve that specific vote. (I get wiser as I grow older)

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