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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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Why are upvotes and downvotes locked after 5 minutes? [duplicate]

5 minutes after voting a lock is placed on votes for the question/answer. A user can only recast his/her vote if the post is edited. So my question is Why is there a locking mechanism on question/...
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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: ...
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Why can you not remove downvotes [duplicate]

I have on a few occasions in the past, downvoted a question and then after re-evaluation thought that it shouldn’t have been. When trying to cancel the downvote or changing it to an upvote, I find ...
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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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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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Is there an editing 'grace period' on answers after they have been posted? [duplicate]

I answered a question (not 10 minutes ago), after about 3 minutes I decided to edit my own post with more details. When I was done editing (took me about 20 seconds to edit), I noticed there were 2 ...
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Why would a user make a trivial edit?

On a number of occasions I've noticed that users make minor edits to questions I ask. I can understand edits for spelling, grammar, code formatting etc, but I'm surprised to see so many edits for ...
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2answers
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You last voted on this answer 6 mins ago / locked — too short?

It seems to me the current Vote-Lock time is rather short. (What is it exactly anyway?) If I scan through answers, and find one helpful, I might upvote it. 5 answers further down I might note that ...
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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 did my reputation go up then down for a second?

While I was editing an answer on Stack Overflow, my reputation went up to 108. I got the "Edit Community Wikis" privilege. But later, it went down to 98 and nothing happened. I checked my reputation, ...
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Should voting be limited on a question said user also answers? [duplicate]

Consider... A "downvote" will move an answer farther down the page, (an upvote, vice versa). According to the instructors of this Udemy course, internal social media research found that posts are ...
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Don’t lock on second vote if it’s the same as first one

The following happened to me at least a half-dozen times: Open a question page Vote on a question or answer, then go and do something else Navigate to the pre-vote version of the same page (either ...
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Voting on answers - relative or absolute?

Starting with a concrete example: Let's say a question has two answers. Neither of them is very good, and would not otherwise warrant upvote, and neither is wrong or otherwise bad so does not warrant ...

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