[–] facepaint 3 points 123 points (+126|-3) ago 

24 hours are fine. When I change a voat, it is usually within the first 5 minutes to an hour.

Sometimes a story doesn't match a headline. Sometimes a user clarifies their statement and I realize my initial assessment was wrong. 24 hours is more than enough time for 99.99% of these changes of decision to take place.

[–] Caveman_in_a_suit 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Same here - a change only occurs within the first hour, if the story turns out to be bogus or if I've accidentally clicked too many times and up/down voated the wrong direction as a result

[–] facepaint 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Some videos are long. An hour or two. It may take time to digest the video to see if you might have knee jerked on an up/down voat.

[–] IslamicStatePatriot 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I agree but I also think we should still have the 90 days to vote. Sure lock it after 24 hour but I often find something old during a search that I (usually) want to upvote. Sucks when you can't and you've found a bit or info from 2 years ago that only has 2 or 3 votes, other people finding the same info might overlook something that shows no external recognition.

[–] think- 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I agree but I also think we should still have the 90 days to vote.


[–] Nadeshda 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This a would be a good reason/time to repost that comment as a submission.

[–] GetWoke 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Leave the ability to upvote for longer?

[–] everlastingphelps 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Ditto. I browse over a remote desktop, so sometimes I end up clicking several times just because I don't see that it "took." I can't recall ever changing a voat other than that.

[–] daserlkonig 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Agreed 24 hours is more than enough.

[–] DayOfThePillow 3 points 58 points (+61|-3) ago  (edited ago)

So long as people can't edit their comments after the same amount of time it makes sense, otherwise you could change a massively upvoated post to something else to give the false impression that was the popular opinion.

Also people shouldn't be able to edit comments after someone's replied otherwise the same thing happens.

[–] Valensiakol 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Maybe create an amending edit system, where you can't modify the original comment after the 24 hour period, but you can add on a new segment to your original comment that is clearly amended, if you need to correct a mistake or you changed your opinion or something.

It'd essentially be just like replying to your own comment, except that it wouldn't be a separate comment, just an extension of the original comment.

Alternatively, maybe implement that thing Facebook does, where you can click the "edited" tag and it displays all previous iterations of the comment, and the time at which they were posted/edited.

[–] DayOfThePillow 3 points 6 points (+9|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Hey goats, reply to this comment with what your wife said to you on that day you loaned her out to a black bull to be bred by them.

[–] BlackSheepBrouhaha 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Or add a button next to Report that says (original) which allows us to see previous versions of the comment as collapsed replies to the comment.

[–] SIayfire122 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If possible, I'd allow you to strike through portions, or all of, the original comment. This allows you to strike out the wrong information while still allowing it to be readable.

[–] insanitea 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I can second the idea for an edit history. It seems like the simplest solution.

[–] 0xFEEDFACE 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

How often would anyone notice something they upvoted got edited though? This would already be a pretty common problem.

That said, I think it does make sense to have a similar window for locking comments. The post will still be open, so either make a new comment or delete the old one.

[–] andrew_jackson 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

No, this is stupid. If I drunkenly post a story, and then want to redact it later, then I want to redact it later. The goal of voat shouldn't become developing a system of record. This is a chat board.

[–] DayOfThePillow 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

You should still be able to delete it, not saying anything against that.

[–] Obrez 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This is already a problem, it's why posts give a little "edited" note like yours here has, essentially it's as solved as it needs to be, people should be able to figure that much out on their own.

[–] Apexbreed 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago 

I'm fine with it. I either immediately change my vote, because it was an accidental, or I do within a few minutes as I realize the context of the post/comment.

[–] PuttItOut [S] 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

This is what I find myself doing as well.

[–] SIayfire122 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

It'd be nice if we could remove downvotes though. If I go back to a comment section after that 24 hour mark, and realize I accidentally downvoted someone, I'd absolutely like to remove it.

[–] doginventer 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Same here. 24hr limit on changing vote & editing post* seems best to me.

[meant to say ‘editing comment’ - cheers @cynicaloldfart]

[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Haha, weird. I never thought of you giving uvs and dvs.

[–] zyklon_b 4 points 19 points (+23|-4) ago 


[–] jkasdfhk7732 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

i heard jews killed jesus

we need a cooldown on jews

[–] zyklon_b 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

kill em all

[–] majb 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well, you certainly did not hear wrong.

[–] 6cd6beb 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

lol you goofball this had me cracking up.

After scrolling through something like 8 replies that all say "yeah that's fine, 24 hours is reasonable", "Yeah sounds good to me", "Oh ok sure why not", "JEWS DID 9/11", "sure I only change votes within 5 minutes anyways"

[–] zyklon_b 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thanks mein friend. my contribution to Voat is upvotes amd hilarity..

[–] jkasdfhk7732 6 points -3 points (+3|-6) ago 

its funny how i get banned 14 accounts for manipulation... yet he doesn't ask me. tsk @puttitout

[–] 2fast4u92 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Seems fine to me. Sometimes I Butterfinger the wrong button on mobile, but as long as I can change it immediately and then move along all is well.

[–] FLNationalist 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

I like it now but I don’t know how I’ll feel about it tomorrow

[–] SandHog 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

One downside is that someone could go back and edit their comment so that the voats would reflect the opposite of what the people voating on the comment intended. I would probably make it longer than a day. I'd suggest three days or something along those lines since the conversation will likely have moved on by that point.

[–] pepe16 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

This has little to do with vote mutability. Say someone changed a post after 10 days. It's long gone from the new queue, maybe it's in the top queue. Even if someone changes their comment, it's not like many people will notice this, go back, and change their vote. So, the issue has little to do with vote mutability.

[–] DeliciousOnions 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They're not the same issue but they're directly related, one causes the other to be worse.

[–] Sburban_Shitposter 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

sure, most of the time i change a vote is just because i misclicked it.

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