User laziness at the best: I was browsing one question here on worldbuilding on my mobile device. As I scroll, I accidentally put my finger on "downvote" arrow, causing vote down on one of provided answers.

Normally, I do cast upvote instead, but in some cases I would like just to leave answer/question as it was (effective zero vote).

I know, it is just internet points, but sometimes I do this on question or answer I believe does not deserve downvote, but I think it also does not deserve upvote.

Is there mechanic to "null" my vote on question or answer?


By clicking on the downvote arrow again, you can undo your vote. This is the same with upvotes as well. Keep in mind that after 5 minutes this will not work without an edit, so just randomly edit (temporarily), do the deed, then re-edit back to its originalpoint

  • $\begingroup$ But votes are locked in after about five minutes, so if he didn't notice right away, that won't solve the problem. (A subsequent edit unlocks votes.) $\endgroup$ Jul 25 '16 at 19:36
  • $\begingroup$ @MonicaCellio good point, editted $\endgroup$
    – TrEs-2b
    Jul 25 '16 at 19:52
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    $\begingroup$ Why didn't I just try that? Maybe I was just thinking that it will cast double downvote ;) Thank you! (Also triple up voted this just to try the mechanism) $\endgroup$ Jul 25 '16 at 20:51
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    $\begingroup$ I don't think it's a good idea to randomly edit, even if you're going to rollback said edit. It creates clutter and bumps the post to the front page for no reason. $\endgroup$
    – user171
    Jul 26 '16 at 2:14
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    $\begingroup$ That said, I haven't seen an SE post without a spelling or grammar mistake. You can usually find something to fix if you look hard enough. $\endgroup$
    – user171
    Jul 26 '16 at 2:20

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