To earn the Vox Populi badge a user must cast "the maximum 40 votes in a day." I notice that no one has earned this badge.

Recently I used 39 votes in one day. Further attempts to vote gave me the "Daily vote limit reached; vote again in # hours." message. The same thing has happened to me today, only this time I have only used 36 votes. I note that today some of my votes were on comments (rather than questions/answers) and two of my votes today were down votes.

Is there any known reason why I can't use all 40 votes?

  • I hit the cap yesterday, but I didn't notice my count, I assumed it was 40. I didn't get the badge either. – MrChrister May 12 '11 at 2:59
  • I just got the badge. – Sean W. May 12 '11 at 17:49
  • sonovagun!..!!! – MrChrister May 12 '11 at 19:52
  • Sad, I got another 39 votes today. Maybe miscounted answer votes. I still had one vote on a comment though, and I am still wondering if that eats a vote. – Stainsor May 16 '11 at 16:15
  • Yay, I got the badge today! Okay, I promise I'll stop posting on this thread now. (for a while at least :P) – Stainsor May 18 '11 at 16:42
  • yes. me as well, the 40 hit and badged. – JTP - Apologise to Monica May 23 '11 at 15:43

You can only achieve the full 40 votes in a day if at least 10 of those votes are for questions.

Your ability to vote stops once you vote for 30 answers. If you vote for 5 questions and then 30 answers, you cannot vote any more until the next day.

  • 1
    Please see the screen shots in my updated answer. I can't vote for anything. – MrChrister May 12 '11 at 13:22
  • 1
    @mrc that is indeed possible if you don't vote for 10 questions before reaching the end. – Jeff Atwood May 12 '11 at 20:31
  • 1
    so the cap stops if I hit 30 answer votes? Meaning if I vote for 5 questions, then 30 answers I'm done? I can't vote for more than 35 times that day? – Alex B May 13 '11 at 18:02
  • @alex that is correct – Jeff Atwood May 13 '11 at 23:57
  • I updated the answer with the details from the comment thread. – Alex B May 16 '11 at 19:30

See: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/05/vote-for-this-question-or-the-kitten-gets-it/

The old limit used to be 30 votes. Now, you can vote 40 times in a day, but only if you vote on questions and answers.

Are you voting on questions also?

  • Yeah I'm voting on a combination of questions, answers and comments. Mostly questions and answers. Not counting comments at least 1/3 of my votes are on questions. – Stainsor May 12 '11 at 0:29
  • 1
    After you hit the limit of 30 [by any combination of voting], you can only vote additional 10 on questions only. – Dheer May 12 '11 at 6:30
  • Just to test it out, I voted 40 times today and got the badge. – Dheer May 12 '11 at 6:59
  • 1
    Not true that the last 10 votes have to be on questions. My 39th and 40th votes today were for answers, but as Jeff notes in another answer, I had at least 10 question votes earlier in the sequence. – bstpierre May 12 '11 at 20:45

It seems like I am having the same problem. Did somebody start at 0? It has been about 20 minutes since my last vote, and it still reads 39.


This screen shows me voting for an answer, but it would be the same if I voted for a question after a good nights sleep.

enter image description here

Here I am voting for a question:enter image description here

These screen shots are also revealing I am a maniac for this site I think.

  • Try voting for a question and not for an answer, it should do the trick – Dheer May 12 '11 at 6:59
  • That isn't it. I just tried a new question since I posted this and I cannot. – MrChrister May 12 '11 at 13:17
  • See JeffAtwood's answer and the comments underneath for clarity. – Alex B May 16 '11 at 19:28
  • I deed, I deed. My edits were in before his, but I got it now. I don't like it, but what is a digital sharecropper to do? =) – MrChrister May 16 '11 at 22:01

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .