Suppose that hypothetically you downvoted a question because it was wrong or it was off-target or maybe because the asker wrote it in bad barely comprehensible English without seeming to put any effort in it. Suppose then that some moderator comes in to edit the question into actual English and now the question isn't that bad anymore. It's still not worth upvoting, but certainly doesn't deserve a downvote either.

Problem is, if you hit the up arrow to do so, my downvote turns into an upvote. I don't want that!

Is there a way to change your downvote in no vote at all?


If you want to undo an upvote you have made, click on the upvote arrow.

If you want to undo a downvote you have made, click on the downvote arrow.

  • Haven't I already try that ? It goes from +1 directly to -1 and viceversa. – Fofole Apr 25 '12 at 13:54
  • No - you're clicking on the downvote arrow to undo an upvote. If you want to undo an upvote you must click on the same upvote arrow. – badp Apr 25 '12 at 13:55
  • Oh. Ok. This doesn't seem logical but ok I get it. +1 – Fofole Apr 25 '12 at 13:57
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    If you are kind to answer,what is the logic behind this behaviour? I don't understand why it's not as I first expected it to be. Only thing I can think of is it works like a toggle mechanism? – Fofole Apr 25 '12 at 13:59
  • @Fofole Yes, that's pretty much it. – badp Apr 25 '12 at 14:01

You can click the down arrow again to un-vote, canceling out your vote without upvoting.

The same works for upvotes.

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    FIRST!!!1!!11!1 – Invader Skoodge Apr 25 '12 at 13:55
  • You get my upvote :P – Matthew Read Apr 25 '12 at 22:09
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    Thanks for editing my answer ;) – Fofole Apr 26 '12 at 5:46

This already exists. Clicking on the down vote arrow will undo a vote.


You can click the down arrow again. It will cancel the downvote without changing it to an upvote.

Do remember that you can only change your vote up to 5 minutes after you cast it, unless the post is edited. You seem to know that but just writing it here for future visitors :)


All you need to do is click on the downvote again and it will automatically reset your vote. But be sure not to do it after 24 hours!!!!

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