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Idea behind “Your vote is now locked in unless this answer is edited” [duplicate]

I've found many questions here regarding this 'feature' and many answers explaining how it works, but none showing any 'philosophical' concept behind it. i.e., why is it here? Is it helping to make ...
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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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Isn't the “vote too old to be changed” a little too eager?

My vote was only seconds old, minutes at the most. Didn't it occur to SO coders that sometimes, on a second read, you realize that the answer is actually wrong (perhaps when you read the right one a ...
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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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The answer to tactical downvoting problem?

As we know, the tactical downvoting (I'm talking especially about SO, as I don't know about other sites) is more and more becoming a serious problem, as I see, the community can't stop this behavior ...
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Is the “down-voting most/all answers that aren't yours” pattern considered harmful?

Emphasis: This is not a why downvote, or when is it ok to downvote, or what to do when voted down. This question is about a particular pattern of downvoting. Recently, one of my answers was ...
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What should be done to people who downvote strategically?

In the infamous 6 Simple Tips to Get Stackoverflow Reputation Fast Some real bad advice was dished out in #2 Use Downvotes and Comments Strategically. The thing that really annoyed me is: If you ...
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Why is my vote now too old to be changed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any voting limits? I downvoted an answer to one of my questions and then realized later that I read the answer wrong and that it was correct. I went to upvote it and ...
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Increase “vote too old to change” grace period for old questions only

Back in 2009 I suggested a flat-out grace period increase and it was declined despite some support from the community at the time. Fair enough. The purpose of locking a vote after 5 minutes is ...
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“Vote too old to be changed”, again? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Isn’t the “vote too old to be changed” a little too eager? I've just encountered this on StackOverflow (svn revision: 4911): accidentally clicked upvote ...
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Disallow downvoting other answers if I've posted my own [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: The answer to tactical downvoting problem? As Dan Dyer mentioned in his comment on tactical downvoting, there is a conflict of interest when you have posted your own answer ...