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if the user I am voting on (upvote) has hit the daily maximum, does my vote get rejected? i.e. the vote will not increment?

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Go to StackOverflow, upvote Jon Skeet, and find out. – Macha Oct 17 '09 at 22:15

The vote is incremented, but no reputation is gained. So you can still see how many people actually like an answer, but it just doesn't help the poster's reputation.

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ok so reputation (points) can't be gained, but badges can? Doesn't that basically mean that you can manipulate badges but not points? – user68183 Oct 17 '09 at 21:11
Yes, badges can be gained. I'm not sure how you'd "manipulate" badges though - the rep cap is to stop people from gaining a lot of rep (and thus power) really quickly, rather than to stop people from gaming the rep system (IMO, anyway). – Jon Skeet Oct 17 '09 at 21:34
(Indeed, if badges couldn't be gained and votes weren't counted, it would greatly disfavour those who post a lot of answers. I suspect I'd be stuck on very few badges...) – Jon Skeet Oct 17 '09 at 21:34
pfff, 1200 badges is nothing... :) – squillman Oct 18 '09 at 0:13
I hope you don't get any rep from my upvote, Jon. – Super Long Names are Hilarious Oct 18 '09 at 1:22

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