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A new badge Vox Populi was introduced, but isn't this applied retroactively? I had hit 40-vote limit earlier. Or is this applicable to those votes after the new changes were done?

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I can confirm that it's definitely not retroactive. I hit 40 votes yesterday (as apparently became an interesting topic of discussion here), but I was forced to hit that limit again today in order to earn the Vox Populi badge. – Cody Gray May 9 '11 at 12:39
    
@Cody Gray - Sad day, being forced to vote and all. Sarcasm aside, I don't think this is problem... – Kevin Vermeer May 9 '11 at 20:46
    
@reem: I didn't mean to imply that it was a bad thing, nor that I was unhappy about having to vote. I was simply providing confirmation of Sathya's observations that the badge in question did not appear to be applied retroactively. I agree there's no reason it should be. – Cody Gray May 10 '11 at 7:51
up vote 8 down vote accepted

This is by design, I explicitly cut out anything that happened earlier than yesterday.

This is not purely an evil scheme to get people to vote more. The rules changed, its a bit trickier to get the badge now. Also I wanted to avoid old account merges resulting in people getting the badge. The meta flood would be huge.

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Question superseded one year later by meta.stackexchange.com/a/123172/248268 :) – Nemo Apr 29 '15 at 8:25

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