instead up

Now trying to vote up, get message that I voted 16 hours ago and it's locked.

Should I wait 24 hours?

PS. 24 hours passed, but it's still locked.

When I'll be able to correct my mistake?


Your vote is locked after a certain time(5 minutes). You cannot edit your vote unless the post you voted on is edited.

For further reference see this answer in meta.stackexchange which says,

In general, once you have voted, you cannot change your vote. There are two exceptions.

  • Exception one: you may change your vote a practically unlimited number of times within a five minutes window from the first vote you
    cast on that post. Note that after changing your vote ~60 times, it
    will also be locked in.
  • Exception two: you may change your vote after every time the post is edited. A new window starts with the first vote you cast after each edit.

Reference - What are the limits on how I can cast, change, and retract votes?

Also on a further note please use meta.stackexchange.com for such questions about Stack Exchange rules, etc...

  • so no way to change vote? – Alexan Jun 12 '16 at 22:44
  • @Alex Yes, there is no way. – Kolappan N Jun 13 '16 at 2:37
  • @Alex, No, you can change the vote if the post is edited – Rowland Shaw Mod Jun 13 '16 at 12:13
  • yes, @Rowland, but I don't see reason why it can be edited – Alexan Jun 13 '16 at 13:58

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