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I know that there is already a badge for hitting the voting cap for a single day (Suffrage), but could we add in a few new badges for hitting the cap for multiple days, much like the reputation cap? Thanks.

Note, this is NOT for hitting the reputation cap. I already know that badges exist for hitting the reputation cap, but there's nothing for hitting the vote cap more than once, so far as I can tell.

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It's actually pretty easy to cast all your votes in a day. It would be too easy to game badges like this by indiscriminate upvoting. Admittedly, the existing Suffrage badge could be easily gamed, but it really serves as a way to get new users interested and familiar with voting, since it's a key part of what makes this community work.

Besides, there are actually quite a few badges earned for voting already:

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Red Unicorn approves. – mmyers Apr 1 '11 at 21:00

I think too many badges for hitting the rep cap encourages indiscriminate voting. And we've already got Civic Duty and Electorate.

I'd rather see a few more targeted badges to encourage voting. Perhaps something for voting on 10/50/150 questions with tags which you have a high score in, for example. Not your own, of course.

That'd encourage people to vote in their areas of expertise.

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Sounds kind of like Sportsmanship. ;) – gnostradamus Apr 1 '11 at 19:59
@gnostradamus — yes, but more broad. Plus, with Sportsmanship, you might provide terrible answers and then vote up the good ones. – mattdm Apr 1 '11 at 20:05
Providing terrible answers will get you downvoted, so people aren't likely to do that – Gabe Apr 1 '11 at 20:09
You need to earn at least one upvote for your answer, so terrible probably won't cut it. – gnostradamus Apr 1 '11 at 20:09
Well, mediocre answers, then. That's pretty easy to do. I didn't necessarily mean as a malicious/gaming-the-system tactic. Sportsmanship is kind of a "while I'm at it, vote up the other answers" badge. – mattdm Apr 1 '11 at 20:10

Perhaps an alternative to this would be a "GroupThink" badge (name taken from @mattdm), given to the first person to vote on an answer or question that received XX votes, where XX is something around 10-25?

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