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Cannot vote on question although 40 votes limit not reached

In Optimizing For Pearls, Not Sand, Jeff said that Stack Overflow added 10 additional "question-only" daily votes.

Last month we made voting more visible and added 10 additional "question-only" daily votes to encourage people to vote more on questions, so we can better discern their value.

According to this rule, everyone have 40 votes in a day, if he/she vote on 10 questions and 30 answers. But after I voted 30 times on answers(28 times) and questions(2 times), I got a message said "Daily vote limit reached".

Obviously, I didn't get the 10 additional “question-only” daily votes. Did Stack Overflow remove the 10 additional question-only daily votes?

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marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, Sathya, kiamlaluno, Gilles, YOU Aug 16 '11 at 6:34

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No, it has not been canceled. See here for implementation details. –  Cody Gray Aug 12 '11 at 7:33
    
@Cody Gray I still don't understand why he can vote 33 times, not 30 times or 40 times. –  Roy1 Aug 12 '11 at 8:15
    
You've only cast 24 votes ever on Stack Overflow. Here on Meta, you've cast 30 votes today (not 33). So I'm not sure where you're getting the number 33 from. –  Cody Gray Aug 12 '11 at 8:22
    
@Cody Gray I means the author who posted the question, not me. –  Roy1 Aug 12 '11 at 8:25

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The 40 votes include 10 votes for questions; if you vote only answers, then the limit is 30 votes. The other limit is that when you see the message saying that you still have 5 votes, you effectively have 5 votes; if you did vote only answers, at that point you cannot vote questions and have more than the 5 votes you have been reported to have.

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How does stackoverflow decide whether give me the 10 additional "question-only" daily votes? –  Roy1 Aug 12 '11 at 8:42
    
You just need to use them before you see the various messages saying "You still have X votes." That means the questions should be voted before 25 answers are voted. –  kiamlaluno Aug 12 '11 at 8:45
    
I see, think you. If a user vote on answers reaches 25 times, or he/she vote on questions and answers reaches 35 times, the various messages saying "You still have X votes." will be activated –  Roy1 Aug 12 '11 at 9:06

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