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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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My vote is now locked in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Idea behind “Your vote is now locked in unless this answer is edited” I fail to see the reasoning behind not allowing me to change my mind on an answer. Here's my situation: ...
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Why I can't vote again, unless there's an edit to post? [duplicate]

What is the reason behind not letting people vote again on the same post (for example -- after changing mind, i.e. downvote after previous upvote, upon further reading or after certain comments)? What ...
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Why are votes locked after a period of time? [duplicate]

I upvoted an answer a while ago, but I realized it was not a good answer. The system does not allow me to take it away, but it allows me to upvote answers long after I have seen it. Shouldn't I be ...
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Don't lock votes on Meta sites

When I talk about Meta here, I mean any meta but this one. I understand the Idea behind "Your vote is now locked in unless this answer is edited". However, I don't think this reason applies ...
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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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6answers
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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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handle 'strategic downvotes' more 'gently' [duplicate]

In this question I asked for a practical reason to lock votes after 5 minutes and Bill the Lizard and Arjan were very nice to explain the mystery. Well, vote locking seems to deal with strategic ...
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Don't lock upvotes

On several occasions, I have up-voted an answer that seemed valid, but upon closer inspection (or upon reading other users comments), later realized was invalid, or not the best solution. If the ...
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2answers
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Increase the “vote too old to be changed” window

The "vote too old" window must be increased to let people fix genuine "first impression" mistakes. I appreciate that you're trying to solve the Tactical Downvoting problem, but this way sucks, and ...
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1answer
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How to change locked votes when facts have changed?

I'm receiving the following error when trying to change a vote for an answer that used to be correct, but due to the passage of time is no longer correct: You last voted on this answer Mar 11 '12 at ...
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Why is there no more a chance to change your vote at least once? Or at least just remove it? [duplicate]

It happens pretty often that I upvote an answer, then find out it was wrong. In the past, it was possible to change your vote once, at least I think so. Currently, you guys are giving me two options: ...