I had downvoted an answer which was relating factually wrong information.

In the meantime the posting has been edited to reflect this and now I want to remove my downvote but I can’t. Every time I try to either remove my downvote or convert it into an upvote the system pops up a dialog saying “An error has occurred – please retry your request.”

EDIT In the meantime I was able to undo my vote. However, the original problem was reproducible over a time period so I’m not sure that the issue was just a temporary glitch.

  • I gave the answer one of my votes from you. :)
    – Kit Sunde
    Mar 25 '11 at 16:01
  • Belongs on MSO. Do You want me to migrate it?
    – Borror0
    Mar 25 '11 at 17:48
  • @Borror0 Yes, please do. Mar 25 '11 at 21:51

Perhaps a deployment artifact? Did you try clearing browser cache? We're optimizing how we deliver javascript so there have been lots of changes recently to that.

As long as a post has been edited you are free to change your vote.

If the post has not been edited, you have a 5 minute grace period to change your vote (a limited # of times even within that 5 minute window), after that, the vote is locked in as the <div> explains.

  • I did clear it, it was not the cache. Tried on ie8, chrome latest and ff4
    – Sklivvz
    Mar 26 '11 at 0:25
  • @Sklivvz So you had the same problem? As I’ve said in the edit, the problem went away for me after a few hours so a deployment artifact could explain this. Mar 26 '11 at 9:34
  • @Konrad Yes - It also went away after a few hours. So not a deployment artifact - more probably a bad code dump!?
    – Sklivvz
    Mar 26 '11 at 10:00

It's a problem all over StackExchange, not just Skeptics, which is the reason why It belongs to pure meta.

I once had a similar situation, and found an existing thread on pure meta where I wrote an answer - maybe the thread fits to you, maybe not.

(In the first moment I wrote, that I opened such a thread, but that was wrong).

  • The meta thread is unrelated – in my case the answer was edited so this is a bug. Mar 25 '11 at 14:28
  • Unrelated, ok, but a generic meta question, probably, though? Mar 25 '11 at 15:08
  • Hmm, I’m unsure. I’ll let a moderator decide. Either way it will be found since the bug tag is monitored by the nice SE people. ;-) Mar 25 '11 at 15:12

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