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By Schwifty, history, 11 months ago, In English

We can change our vote in other websites, but we can't do it in codeforces. So Why? There can't be bad thing by changing our votes.

 
 
 
 
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11 months ago, # |
  Vote: I like it +45 Vote: I do not like it

It forces you to think twice before voting.

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    11 months ago, # ^ |
      Vote: I like it +99 Vote: I do not like it

    Typical counterexample: initially you want to upvote someone. Then it is revealed that this someone was actually lying about something, now you want to downvote. It's important to think twice but you're not expected to have perfect knowledge.

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    11 months ago, # ^ |
      Vote: I like it +80 Vote: I do not like it

    I think most CF users don't think even once before voting.

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    5 months ago, # ^ |
      Vote: I like it +10 Vote: I do not like it

    sometimes it's just a mistake that someone touched the wrong button and we should have a chance at least for 10 seconds to undo our vote!

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      5 months ago, # ^ |
        Vote: I like it +5 Vote: I do not like it

      It happens to me almost everytime because I generally browse the blogs on my phone and its too much of a hassle to zoom in everytime I want to click that tiny triangle. :(

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        5 months ago, # ^ |
          Vote: I like it +5 Vote: I do not like it

        Ya same happen with me! Actually I found this blog after I was trying to up vote a comment but I down voted by mistake and I was searching how to undo specially It was a comment that helped me! and it's not fair being unable to undo! __

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11 months ago, # |
  Vote: I like it -8 Vote: I do not like it

Yeah. You should know what you want to do clearly before you vote.

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11 months ago, # |
  Vote: I like it +66 Vote: I do not like it

@people_above, so editing comments is allowed but changing your vote is not? :D

A reason is likely that it isn't trivial to implement. But yeah, we do need this feature.

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    11 months ago, # ^ |
      Vote: I like it -10 Vote: I do not like it

    Changing a upvote to downvote means adding -2 to the overall votes and vice versa for the second case. How is it difficult to implement.

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      11 months ago, # ^ |
        Vote: I like it +5 Vote: I do not like it

      Contribution is more complicated than just upvotes minus downvotes.

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        11 months ago, # ^ |
          Vote: I like it -44 Vote: I do not like it

        May be, but contribution is surely a trivial thing. What do you think Contribution master

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    11 months ago, # ^ |
      Vote: I like it -7 Vote: I do not like it

    you can see history of a comment

    so upvote / downvote must too (0110101)

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11 months ago, # |
  Vote: I like it +26 Vote: I do not like it

Also about votes: am I right that I can't easily determine if I've already voted for a post, but can for a comment?

If it's true, why so inconsistent? It shouldn't be difficult to implement.