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Questions tagged [locked-votes]

locked-votes refers to the fact that you can't change your upvote / downvote after a few minutes, unless the post has been edited since, in which case you can then change your vote.

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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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Recast vote after question closed as duplicate

I met this question and thought: "gee what a nice question and great answers too" and gave it an upvote. Then it got closed as duplicate. But by then I can no longer recast my vote. Is this ...
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iOS app allows me to remove a vote on a locked post

Steps to reproduce: Vote on a post and wait until the 5 minute grace period has expired. Open the post on the iOS app after it has been locked. Tap the up or down vote icon you used for your original ...
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Can we have the ability to undo up or downvotes on meta regardless of when you voted? [duplicate]

Can we make it so people can undo up or down votes regardless of time voted? I want this feature request only on the meta sites. Can we do this? If not, why? This would be helpful because sometimes ...
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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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Replace vote locking with rate limit on changing votes

Status quo Currently, your votes are locked in permanently, after a 5 minute window from the time of your first vote, or your first vote cast after the most recent edit to the post (https://meta....
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Locked voting - should we allow change after a long period of time?

I'm sure this has been asked and talked about. But this just happened: I revisited some old question of mine. I noticed a comment and tried to upvote but was told that I already upvoted and cancelled ...
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How can I request my question to be locked?

My question titled, Should votes be hidden for the first 15 minutes after a question is asked?, is receiving a tremendous amount of down-votes and comment criticism. The thing is, I already ...
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Does the votes of a question change if the question is edited?

Does the votes of a question change if the question is edited? I have the same question about the answers.
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Couldn't revert downvote when answer edited during grace period [duplicate]

I downvoted this answer because it recommended a really terrible library. The author edited the reference out during the initial 5 minute (?) grace period. I didn't get back to the answer for a ...
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Lock answer accepts like we do with votes?

At present, Stack Exchange sites lock in a user's up/down vote, after 5 minutes, unless the post on which the vote is made changes in some way. There is, however, no similar lock on accept votes. I ...
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I'd like more time to revoke my vote on a question

I've upvoted a question but after 5 minutes I thought it wasn't such a good question after all. Now my vote is locked and I can't revoke it unless I do an edit specifically for that purpose (is that a ...
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Allow users one late vote change per day

This is not a duplicate of What is the justification for locking votes?. It doesn't address the suggestion brought up here to allow a certain limited quota of "unvotes" per week. It happens rarely,...
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Ways to retract my upvote on Moderator Election Question Collection

Now, Meta have a topic to collect questions for moderator election: 2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection In the explanation part, there is following statement: Team will select up ...
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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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Why does StackOverflow lock in your votes? [duplicate]

It locks votes in less than 27 minutes! Sometimes it takes that long to solve a problem or discover an overlooked problem!
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How did I manage to “lock in a vote” on my answer from before it was posted?

There are two problems with the following screenshot: It says that I voted on the answer 21 minutes before I took that screenshot, despite the answer only having been posted 3 minutes before I ...
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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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Anyone notice that sometimes edits are not catalogued? [duplicate]

By virtue of the nature of the question, I can't give concrete evidence, since I don't record my screen, but over the past few days, I've tried to change a downvote or an upvote after an edit has ...
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Bad answer → Downvote → Edit within 5 mins → Undo → Vote locked in [duplicate]

This answer gave a reason why the OP's code wasn't working, but didn't provide any alternative code; I downvoted it. Then the OP edited it to include some code, but my vote is still locked in: (...
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Locked votes can be changed by editing a post

This is somewhat related to this question: Self editing undoes vote locks.. sorta But relates more to the senario that when a vote has been locked for a particular post, the user can edit the post (...
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possibly logic flaw on the voting system?

Have you ever tried to reverse back your vote on answers, that you already up/downvoted some time ago? and you get messages like, "You last voted for this answer.... and your vote is now locked..." ? ...
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Why are locked posts immune to voting? [duplicate]

I understand that questions and answers are locked to prevent unnecessary comments or content changes. But why does the locked state also prevent votes from going through? Take this question and its ...
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It seems I can remove my locked downvote of a question after retagging?

Today I downvoted one question and later I changed my mind but it was too late. Then I realized that there was one tag missing (array), so I retagged with my privileges and it was possible to remove ...
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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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Why must upvotes be locked?

I agree about down-voting due to gaming, but I don't see the reason on up-voting. Can any one game the system with up-voting?
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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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Unlock votes if post is edited during the grace period [duplicate]

I downvoted an answer 17 seconds after it was posted, and left. I came back 17 minutes later (what a coincidence) and the post had been edited, but the system didn't let me undo my vote. I believe it ...
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Change the hover-text on vote buttons not to say “click to undo” when it's not going to work

I'm still getting flack about this downvote I made. I downvoted an answer and added a comment explaining my reason. I was later convinced by other comments that it was not a good reason for downvoting....
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Should we approve minor edits suggested just for the sake of retracting a vote?

Everyone knows about vote locking and the idea of "just edit the post and you can retract your vote" has been thrown around quite a bit here on Meta. However, I just ran across a suggested edit which ...
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Pros and Cons of locking in up-votes / down-votes on Answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the justification for locking votes? What are the pros and cons of locking in votes (that is, up-voting and down-voting an answer)... On StackOverflow a user answered ...
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“Your vote is now locked” warning always tells me I voted 11 minutes ago

I accidentally downvoted this answer (mostly due to the fact both arrows are too close together and easily missed on touchscreen devices) and then upvoted it back. Today I just noticed that this ...
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Retract post-lock votes at rep cost, without erasing history

Background and History Presently, trying to change your vote on a question or answer more than a few minutes after casting it results in this message appearing: You last voted on this answer xx ...
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Quick edit not recorded as such blocking vote change [duplicate]

A little background: I do not know what the specifics are, but I've noticed that a quick edit after a post will often times not result in an edit being posted. It's as if there was no edit. Edit: ...
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Preventing bad edits from unlocking votes

Old votes on posts are locked in and can't be changed - unless the post is edited after the vote is cast. Since votes can be unlocked by editing, users have discovered a loophole where they edit the ...
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Suggested edits unlock votes on old posts

TL;DR: Suggested edits shouldn't unlock votes on a post until they are approved. Votes on posts get locked in after a certain time. The reason given for this behavior is to prevent tactical ...
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how to upvote a downvoted answer? or otherwise suggest best criteria in voting

It happened to me to land on this Stack Overflow question The OP was trying to split a string of semicolon separated emails, however he put in his question the sentence How do I split a string based ...
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Should votes lock quickly only if you have answered the same question?

Currently, votes get locked after a very brief window. The reason is to avoid tactical downvoting being later removed - which forces a permanent -1 rep for the tactical downvoter (although it doesn't ...
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Unable to undo downvote

I made a downvote and a suggestion to https://stackoverflow.com/a/11505552/974555 . Subsequently I tried undoing my downvote, but I get the message "You last voted on this answer 19 minutes ago, it is ...
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incidental votes can occur when using touch devices

​When I am scrolling answers on my iPad, my taps are sometimes considered as votes. Usually I notice it immediately and undo it, but a couple times I've noticed it too late and my vote was already ...
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Vote locked, new insight (different commenter) makes me rethink the vote [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Undo a up/down vote after a comment is left Should votes be unlocked after comments, not just edits? I got this: You last voted on this answer Feb 8 '11 at 16:40 Your ...
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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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Should votes be unlocked after comments, not just edits? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Undo a up/down vote after a comment is left A hypothetical situation: I downvote a question or answer and leave a comment as the pop-up notification suggests. The author ...
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Allow you to change up-votes to down-votes after adding comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow me to change my vote if I discover an answer is wrong after I upvote it A few times I see an answer that upon reading seems to be exactly what I want -- the perfect ...
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Is there a way to cancel the downvote?

I was actually browsing through this question in my mobile and I accidently clicked on the downvote button as in the mobile the touch was not very sensitive. Now when I try to cancel the downvote, the ...
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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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Vote can't be changed if answer is edited too quickly

I've looked through a number of the "Vote too old to be changed" questions, but I think this one's different. I gave a downvote to an answer I thought had a critical defect, and I left a comment ...
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How long does it take to lock in a vote?

How long does it take to lock in a vote?
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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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Your vote is now locked in unless edited, even though it *was* edited

I up-voted an answer, and then someone left a comment proving that the answer was in fact incorrect, so I redacted my vote. I was actually a bit surprised that I was allowed to because it had been ...