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Why are there voting limits?

This must have been surely discussed, but I couldn't find a thread on meta discussing this exactly. Please feel free to delete (dont close but DELETE - I hate to see duplicates hanging around) by giving me link to duplicate.

Being fairly new to programming, I find SO along with few other sites very good to learn and I keep reading all day (SO mainly). I believe unlike most, I find many answers very useful and informative and I keep up voting. But yes I'm restricted beyond a limit. What's the rationale behind this restriction? Why can't I vote as many as times as I want? After all I'm not giving my votes to a single person. I can understand restrictions, if any, like in number of down votes, reps gained a day, number of questions posted a day etc, but why up votes?? Is it that one shouldn't spend all day on SO?

SO ya,

  1. why restriction?

  2. is the limit dependent on user's rep?

EDIT: I now found this link. Then again it doesn't have a proper answer from a mod or a senior member what's the relevance of this feature. All I can know is, it makes our vote more valuable. Does not seem to be convincing. Let me persist with the thread till I get a proper response.

marked as duplicate by kiamlaluno, Chris Frederick, Jeff Atwood Oct 6 '11 at 8:00

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  • To be clear - you mean question and answer votes, not any kind of flags, comment votes, or anything else? – Nightfirecat Oct 6 '11 at 5:55
  • yes, question and answer votes. exactly question and answer up votes! – nawfal Oct 6 '11 at 5:58
  • @Nightfirecat , are there any other votes? – nawfal Oct 6 '11 at 5:59
  • Here is the discussion you are looking for: Why are there voting limits? – Aziz Shaikh Oct 6 '11 at 6:15
  • Quoting from the above post: "limited voting causes more deliberate voting decisions" and "you need to choose what really deserves the vote". To identify and mark quality content (both questions & answers) one has to read through a lot of text which needs time. – Aziz Shaikh Oct 6 '11 at 6:26
  • @AzizShaikh thats not a proper answer. You mean there's not enough time to read 30 or 40 odd quality posts in a day for a human being? – nawfal Oct 6 '11 at 6:28

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