Just like you can upvote a question or answer and then undo that, can this be possible for comments as well? It would be nice to be able to retract a marked comment.

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    +1 Believe it or not, I have sometimes accidentally marked a comment. I know everyone's going to say such could be avoided by being more careful, but I see no point in forcing the issue. We have a 5-min grace period with post-votes, don't we?
    – Daniel
    Oct 13 '11 at 23:13
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    This is a request for unmarking comments made from the user Mark. I guess the user Unmark would make a request to mark a comment for a specific reason. ;-)
    – apaderno
    Oct 23 '11 at 22:02

This was asked on Meta.SO and has a score of 233, and the five answers all support it (with a combined score of 342) along with all the comments, but still the feature request was declined for unknown reasons.


As noted in meta.stackoverflow (in an answer to the question Hugo mentioned) an un-upvote-comment feature (to retract or revert an upvote on a comment) was added in April, 2012.

Some restrictions apply: Your upvote is locked in if you navigate away from the page with the comment, or if 60 seconds go by. You can upvote a comment at most once.

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    Feel free to mark this comment, if you'd like, and then unmark it within 60 seconds. (I'm pretty sure some will want to test this).
    – J.R.
    Aug 18 '12 at 12:25
  • Wow! Your hypnotically mesmerising comment is even more compulsive than the big red button! (which I've successfully resisted pressing for nearly two minutes now! :) Sadly though, it seems I'll never be able to upvote your comment again in future, having just "un-upvoted" it once as a test. Aug 18 '12 at 16:42

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