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?
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.