Not being aware of the tech. behind ELU, I would like to ask:
If someone up/ down votes an answer unaware that it is being edited, will the edited answer miss the vote?
In other words, will Save-edit recognize the voting that takes place during the edit?

  • You mean, if you're editing, and I vote, will the vote still count?
    – simchona
    Oct 16, 2012 at 15:16
  • Yes. You got it right.
    – Kris
    Oct 16, 2012 at 15:16

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Votes and post edits aren't connected to each other. If you are currently editing a post, and I vote, then my vote will still count. However, after five minutes votes are locked on a given edit of a post--so, if you edit again, I can change my vote.

  • Thanks. It must be that there was an up followed by a down vote (second thoughts) -- momentarily it was showing 160 before reverting to 150 again -- unrelated to edit.
    – Kris
    Oct 16, 2012 at 15:26
  • @Kris I think you mean someone unvoted, not down-voted. You should be able to see that from your reputation stats.
    – simchona
    Oct 16, 2012 at 15:27
  • I avoided saying 'unvoted' because I wasn't sure if the negative was by the same voter. I'll check repstats -- forgot how to get that tabular report of reputation changes.
    – Kris
    Oct 16, 2012 at 15:32

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