I am trying to upvote Beofett's answer on How should I help my 9years old son to get back on TAG program

The first time I did it, I got a red box with an error message saying 'error processing request, try again later' or something similar.

I have tried again since then (it was a few hours ago), and I have not been successful.

I am using IE 11 (latest version) Windows 8 (desktop).

I did close the tab with SE in, but I did NOT close the browser window, I just reopened a new tab and tried again

UPDATE: closing and reopening the browser did not help. I was able to upvote successfully in Chrome.

  • note: when I submitted this question I got an error, resubmitting (clicking the button again) helped
    – Ida
    Sep 30, 2014 at 19:29
  • More notes: Happens occasionally, both up and downvotes on questions, answers and comments. On multiple SE sites.
    – Ida
    Oct 3, 2014 at 20:07
  • I have very consistently had issues using SE with IE. Waiting (~30-60 seconds) after opening the question sometimes reduced the chance of an error. Months ago I simply gave up and only use Chrome or Firefox now.
    – Acire
    Oct 24, 2014 at 12:53
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is no longer relevant (old bug post).
    – Joe
    May 11, 2018 at 20:30

1 Answer 1


I can't post this as a comment, so I am posting as an answer. I had not upvoted his answer as of reading this, so I opened IE 11, logged in, visited the URL, opened the dev tools, then upvoted.

The vote went through w/o an error.

The Request was sent to /posts/14990/vote/2 and the body was populated with (obv I have corrupted the key with the F's):


The cookies sent in the request were (codes hidden):

_ga=HIDDEN; __qca=HIDDEN; _gat=1; gauthed=1; parentinguser=t=HIDDEN&s=HIDDEN

The JSON response received was (nothing changed as it couldn't be a security risk):


In the developer Emulation settings, the values are:

Document mode: Edge (Default)

Browser profile: Desktop

User agent string: Default

I hope that helps! Maybe going to another question you want to upvote, hitting F12 and checking out the tabs to see if the settings are the same will help -- sometimes people I know turn on compatibility mode causing things to break.

If I can provide further data, pls let me know.


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