I see there is a VoxPopuli badge that requires 40 votes in a day, while at the same time it looks to me there is 30 vote cap a day. What is the deal here?

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    $\begingroup$ See MSE. $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Jul 12, 2014 at 16:28
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    $\begingroup$ @ArthurFischer Does your comment mean that MSE now officially refers to Meta.SE and not to Math.SE? I think this is a contentious issue that should be decided by community in the course of a constructive discussion, not in an off-hand comment by a moderator. [/jk] $\endgroup$
    – user147263
    Jul 12, 2014 at 17:08
  • $\begingroup$ @Thisismuchhealthier. For once, I've beaten you to an issue! :) $\endgroup$
    – apnorton
    Jul 12, 2014 at 17:47
  • $\begingroup$ See also meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/8498/… $\endgroup$ Jul 16, 2014 at 5:07

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If you vote only on questions, you can reach 40 votes.

And if I remember correctly, you can vote as long as you don't get the "five last votes" warning. So if you reach 24 votes, you can just vote for questions from here on end.

  • $\begingroup$ OK, cool, thanks. These rules are sometimes contrived... $\endgroup$
    – VividD
    Jul 12, 2014 at 16:36
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    $\begingroup$ As something tangentially-related: For more insight on why there are two very similar voting badges (which can sometimes seem "contrived"), see here. $\endgroup$
    – apnorton
    Jul 12, 2014 at 17:48
  • $\begingroup$ Also, if you vote on a question/answer that's subsequently deleted, you can go over 40. $\endgroup$ Jul 13, 2014 at 0:16

You can get 40 votes a day if at least ten of them (one-fourth the total) is on questions.

The limit is 30 votes a day on answers. But you must get in your ten question votes before the countdown starts on answers, fifth from the 30th in order to get the ten question vots.


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