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[feature request] Change a vote afterwards [released]

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asked 2015-02-07 10:35:24 +0200

pichlo gravatar image

updated 2015-05-06 17:44:46 +0200

chemist gravatar image

At least twice in the recent past did I want to change my vote from down to up or the other way after I heard enough arguments to make me change my mind. TJC does not allow this, it tells me that older votes cannot be reverted.

I realize this is an Askbot feature, but I do not know enough about Askbot... perhaps it is configurable and just turned off on TJC?

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answered 2015-03-24 14:49:53 +0200

Keto gravatar image

This has been fixed now and the time limit for changing your vote has been removed.

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answered 2015-02-07 10:45:34 +0200

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updated 2015-02-07 10:46:38 +0200

Changing you vote should be possible, and easy to do:

  • To cancel a vote, click the same voting button again
  • To vote the opposite way, click the other voting button

However, there is a time limit for us to do this, which could be removed in my opinion as well. And comments can only be voted up, those votes can't be cancelled

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Yes, it is that timeout I had in mind. It takes time to hear enough arguments to make one change one's mind ;)

BTW you can revert a coment vote. Just vote again and refresh the page. The same timeout restrictions apply and you cannot vote down.

pichlo ( 2015-02-07 12:08:48 +0200 )edit

While it is like it is, it might be better to just wait with your vote, giving it after some comments/edits as a more certain vote.

simo ( 2015-02-08 12:24:07 +0200 )edit

You are absolutely right. But how long? In one of the two cases I mentioned in the question, "long enough" would mean about 6 weeks. In the other, it was about a week so yes, I could have waited a bit. I do not claim to be perfect ;)

pichlo ( 2015-02-08 13:07:34 +0200 )edit

The timeout can be changed in Askbot settings... But I also noticed that the timeout checking is broken in Askbot, so need to fix that before we can really do anything about this.

Anyway, I agree that the timeout does not really serve any purpose, so we could as well remove it completely.

Keto ( 2015-02-08 13:50:02 +0200 )edit

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