A few minutes ago I had the message

5 votes remaining today

I voted on 4 more posts. The last one I decided retract my vote, then decided I was correct and re-posted the same vote.

After recasting that 4th vote, I received the message that I was out of votes, i.e.:

Start with 5 Votes

1 - Vote on Q1
2 - Vote on Q2
3 - Vote on Q3
4 - Vote on Q4
- Remove vote on Q4
5 - Vote on Q4 a second time

This indicates to me that when you remove a vote, that vote doesn't go back into your vote pool

Can anyone else reproduce this? Is it intentional behavior?


Possibly related. I received the Vox Populi badge today for hitting the 40 vote cap, but my profile page indicates I only cast 39 votes today.

Update II:

I now have another vote to use somehow. Was there a recalc or internal procedure that had to run or did an admin do something manually because I posted this?

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When you were awarded the badge, you did have 40 votes on active posts. Then this question was deleted, freeing up a vote spot during the time you posted here and your edits.

I'm at a loss on how to explain the messages you received, though. You did cast a few votes very quickly near the vote limit, but I can't repro, even in unit tests.

Let us know if you experience this again.

  • Thanks for looking into it. I was more concerned that removed votes were not added back into the pool but it sounds like that is not the case.
    – JNK
    Jan 19, 2012 at 13:07

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