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I vote a lot on ServerFault: I've used up the maximum 40 votes per day almost every day for over a year, and for various reasons, I keep track of my voting, recording daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly/yearly/total votes every day.

A few months ago the rules were changed so that your vote count didn't change if you had voted on a question that was deleted. Prior to that, I had noticed my vote count "mysteriously" dropping by a vote or two every now and then.

But in the past two days, it's been happening again.

Today, I cast 41 votes (there's another - related? - glitch that sometimes allows you to vote more than 40 times per day), but my weekly/monthly/quarterly/yearly/all-time counts only went up 38.

Yesterday, I cast 40 votes and my weekly/monthly/quarterly counts went up by 40, but yearly and all-time counts only went up by 39.

It's obviously not a big deal, just a few votes here and there, but I'd like to know why it's happening when votes are supposed to count "forever" even if the question they were cast on goes away.

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Why does everyone have the same gravatar? lol – Mysticial Jun 13 '12 at 6:06
Just a coincidence? – Ward Jun 13 '12 at 6:07
Or, we decided to stage Bastard Operator From Hell Gravatar week. – Ward Jun 13 '12 at 6:08
You can get more than 40 votes if a post you vote on gets deleted the same day. You can "reuse" that vote (the same day). Don't know about the aggregates counts though. – Mat Jun 13 '12 at 6:23

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