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No one. But you need to differentiate between downvoting a post, and an upvote being invalidated. Accounts get deleted all the time for various reasons (e.g. self-deletions), and when those accounts have not made "a lot of impact", their votes are invalidated. I don't know if this is the case here, but that seems as the most likely scenario.


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While I don't actually disagree with the sentiment in your question, I think an answer that points out what I see as the problems with your feature allows people to discuss better. So this is somewhat devil's advocacy and not outright opposition :) For your point a), I think there are times when you might answer a question without thinking it's worth an ...


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Click on the arrow again, it will retract the vote without incurring a downvote. Once five minutes pass, the vote is locked and an edit is needed to change or retract it.


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Just click the upvote button again to cancel it. (Or the downvote button, now that you've replaced your upvote with a downvote.)


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I am adding this answer because the question came up again recently and, while much of what I wrote is a little redundant, there is an aspect of the culture of MSE which I think is worth discussing. In general, a vote on the main site indicates that a post is poorly researched or of low quality. On Meta, votes should, for the most part, be interpreted ...


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I had the same doubt today, concerning this question. In the end, I decided to vote to close it as a duplicate. But now I think that the only case in which it would be useful as a duplicate was if the title of the question was a good title, as far as searches are concerned. In this case, it is not. I suppose that, in the future, my option will be to vote to ...


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