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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

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Why do votes get locked?

I downvoted a question and now really can't say why, so I wanted to remove my downvote. However, I get the message: You last voted on this question yesterday Your vote is now locked in unless ...
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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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“Vote too old to be changed”… but I haven't voted!

I saw what looked like a good answer, and immediately upvoted it. Then, as a good citizen, I decided to reserve my right to vote until I'd ensured that the answer was valid. So I immediately ...
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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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Why can't I change my vote if the post has been edited during the initial 5mn grace period?

I've just downvoted an anwser with a comment explaining my downvote, the poster edited his answer, but I can't revert my vote because "vote is too old to be changed unless post is edited" I think ...
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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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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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Can we get rid of locked votes or have a longer grace period?

It has happened to me a few times. I've read through a question and answer, misunderstood some key point and accidentally voted the wrong way. Then a minute later I realize what I have done and try ...
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Why can't I recast a vote? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited “problem” Try this: Find an incorrect answer (this step requires reading the question @random) Down-vote it. ...
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Is it intended to be possible to change your vote on a question, that YOU have edited? [duplicate]

I read a question, thought it was interesting, voted it up. It needed some editing, so I started fixing all the grammar mistakes, added punctuation, improved sentence structure; I realized that the ...
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Change vote after time limit has been exceeded [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vote too old to be changed, unless post is edited “problem” I made a downvote on an answer because I felt that the answer was outside the scope of the question, ...
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Locked-in votes are unhelpful for old answers with new solutions

I just spent the last few hours implementing and testing a HTML parsing solution based on a library that was pointed to in a top answer, only to find out that the recommended HTML tidying library is ...
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Voting on a post after X hours after you edit it [duplicate]

After you try to vote on a post that was last edited X hours ago, you get the following message: There is an unfair workaround - You can make a trivial edit to the post, then vote again on it. While ...
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0answers
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Upvote/Downvote lock should happen only if upvoted/downvoted

Recently there was a new feature introduced in the SE sites where your upvotes/downvotes are locked after few minutes. you will not be able to upvote/downvote the same question or answer after that ...

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