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"You've already voted this deal up and have exceeded the time limit to change your vote"

3,395 1,234 December 3, 2017 at 04:39 PM
Why is there a time limit to change votes in a thread?

A lot of times a deal appears to be great on first look, and then turns out to be a scam deal, etc.

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Between this and the strange "no permission to vote in a closed thread" bug, it's almost like SD wants to keep the deal ratings artificially high...
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A lot of times a deal appears to be great on first look, and then turns out to be a scam deal, etc.
Yes, I agree. I would like to be able to change my vote.
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Why is there a time limit to change votes in a thread?

A lot of times a deal appears to be great on first look, and then turns out to be a scam deal, etc.
Did you ever get a answer to this question ?

I too would like to know why there is a time limit on a vote you have cast for a deal or a contest. I have accidentally voted down contests before and by the time I discovered my mistake I was told the time allowed had expired. I don't see the benefit of having this rule and would like to see this policy changed.

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Did you ever get a answer to this question ?

I too would like to know why there is a time limit on a vote you have cast for a deal or a contest. I have accidentally voted down contests before and by the time I discovered my mistake I was told the time allowed had expired. I don't see the benefit of having this rule and would like to see this policy changed.

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I don't think I ever got a response
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The vote time limit is an old rule put in place to help prevent spamming.
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The vote time limit is an old rule put in place to help prevent spamming.
Hi, Schooby. Do you mind if I clarify what I think you mean?

Please note that this is based solely on my personal experience. Also, I may not even be describing what Schooby was talking about.

I have been contacted by merchants to ask me to thumb up threads. That isn't surprising to many people here, despite this practice being against the rules and generally bad for the community. What's surprising is some merchants want expired threads to be thumbed up because it looks better for them for future thread posts.

I am sharing one single example of why there is a time limit set on votes. In general, I sometimes do change my votes and want the ability to do so, but understand that time limits are set so there aren't rampant vote changes for old threads that moderators may no longer be monitoring as closely.

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