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I accidentally posted a duplicate question (after searching for it and not seeing it multiple times) So I received down votes because of this....

I was wondering why the votes still count against you when they lock the question? Is there anyway to hide the question? It's an honest mistake an was unintentional and I don't think it should deserve to be treated as if it was an open question. Only open questions should receive votes as they are open for discussion - This isn't open for discussion.

(Please see below for the proof as I am logged in on my account and it won't let me hide my posts that are locked and I got the votes after I got locked)

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It passes sometimes until the question/answer you did and deleted/hided/got closed is totaly eliminate. Until then, you can still get Up/downvotes and they are reflected on your points.

When the question/answer dissapear, you Will have the points you had before you did it.
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This is correct and my goal for the next days is to write it down somewhere in our guides as it's causing a lot of confusion. Questions locked as a duplicate are never deleted from the system though. We find them valuable because there may be multiple ways to ask for the same thing.

Of course, downvoting a question just because it's a duplicate shouldn't ever take place. We have ways of handling this - flags and closing as a duplicate.

Finally, you should be able to hide any of your posts, no matter if it's locked or not. Are you not seeing that option at that post (the icon looks like a lightbulb which may also be unfortunate)
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No I do not have the icon on both of the questions that were locked. I think maybe the voting should be disabled once a post gets locked at least if this is the case as I got the downvotes after the fact. I will post images of them not being able to be hidden only my comment is able to be hidden. Is there anyway the can hide the posts for me if I can't hide them myself?
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I've hidden them for you
by (761 points)
thank you <3 when should i expect the downvotes to disappear?
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It usually takes from a few hours to a few days until the hidden post is reviewed and ultimately deleted and that's also when all the votes are removed. They have now been processed :)
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