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I got a warning message when I hit the daily limit for delete votes.

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I wasn't keeping count, but I'm just wondering: Did I really have 30 delete votes for the day?

I only have 25k reputation, so by my calculations, shouldn't I have approximately 20 delete votes (5 + 15)?

Are my calculations correct?

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Hm. I wonder if the formula is accidentally, instead of 5 + (R-10000)/1000, is just 5 + R/1000. That would give 5 + 25 for your case, which hits the maximum 30 delete votes per day. –  Grace Note Sep 13 '11 at 11:10
@Grace: I got the same message yesterday, with 18k reputation. (Didn't count the votes ... shouldn't there be some visible counter for delete, close, approve votes like for simple up- and downvotes?) –  Paŭlo Ebermann Sep 13 '11 at 12:17
Today again ... tomorrow I'll count the delete votes. –  Paŭlo Ebermann Sep 13 '11 at 23:32
@Grace: I'm not sure that is the case. I was able to cast well over 20 delete votes just now using Paulo's list of questions with delete votes. I should only have had 9 but I have exceeded 19 (22 to be exact) with my 14k rep. –  Jeff Mercado Sep 14 '11 at 19:00
@Jeff Intriguing. It seems that the case is that everyone simply has 30 votes now. –  Grace Note Sep 14 '11 at 19:08
@Grace: Seems so, I had just cast 8 more delete votes to reach 30 overall. –  Jeff Mercado Sep 14 '11 at 19:42
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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Your observation is correct; there was a bug; it has been fixed. It wasn't quite like any of the explanations given, but to be honest it wouldn't make an interesting retelling; simply "some code didn't work quite to plan".

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I made this experiment. Here is the list of delete votes I casted before getting the message:

Found from the Moderator-Tools:

  1. How to upload files programmatically from Windows application to jailbroken iPhone using USB?
  2. what is the technology behind customization?
  3. How to sign an agreement over internet?
  4. how to extract facebook fan page owner's/admin's info?
  5. Random Debugging / Wrong Memory Management

From a search of title:problem closed:1:

  1. Error aproximation problem
  2. database connectivity in linq problem
  3. General math problem - probability
  4. Problem with a simple C++ code for matrix computation
  5. I have a query problem please help me
  6. foreign key problem in mysql
  7. jQueryUI Draggable Problem [jsFiddle Included]
  8. PHP and MySQL Problem! Please Help
  9. c# for problem Null reference exeption
  10. Haskell Problem with lists and tuples
  11. imagea are not displaying in emulator where is problem?
  12. SQL Server join problem
  13. Problem with add [ ] to dynamic field
  14. c++ problem in if statement
  15. display problem
  16. c++ header files problem
  17. Programming Pearls Problem: how to make binary search faster
  18. PHP array problem
  19. how to solve the captcha problem
  20. assess problem areas in the layout
  21. OOP Programming Help
  22. problem with appendTo in jQuery
  24. php dynamic html table problem
  25. For loop problem with Javascript

These are together 30 votes ... which shows that the popup message is not wrong. It does not fit to Marc's answer two days ago, though, where I should have effectively only ceil((18000 - 10000)/1000) + 5 = 13 votes.

So I'll retag this as bug.

(PS: I'll encourage anyone interested to vote to delete those questions, too.)

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I'm getting the feeling that either the formula isn't right (and it's really just a fixed amount of 30 votes somehow) or something because I was able to cast delete votes on the first 20+ questions you listed (that wasn't already deleted) here and I only have 14k rep. –  Jeff Mercado Sep 14 '11 at 18:51
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