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This is not an important bug to fix, but just noticed it today. You normaly get the 5 seconds between comment vote warning when you try and vote for too many comments at once. I deleted two of my comments back to back on the same question and I got that same warning


You can replicate it by making two comments and then delete them both quickly.

Like I said, not important to fix anytime soon, but noted.

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    I noticed this too a couple of days ago. – innaM Aug 11 '09 at 19:48
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    Oh I agree with you completely. I just thought maybe it should say you couldnt delete instead of comment vote, but as Ian said, it counts as a "vote to delete" so it makes sense to me now why it says that. – Troggy Aug 14 '09 at 6:24

Deleting a comment counts as a 'vote to delete'. That being said it only takes one vote, and your own.

Just to verify that I'm not lying, deleting a comment is

 VoteTypeId = 10 //(http://meta.stackoverflow.com/posts/comments/###/vote/10)

Here is the list of vote types, where 10 is clearly marked as deletion. Normal up-votes have a type of 2. So the message is correct, you're limited to 1 vote every 5 seconds.

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    Wow. Clear-cut case of developer reasoning. – innaM Aug 11 '09 at 20:01
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    That's how it's coded, so that's what we meant? ;) – Andy Mikula Aug 11 '09 at 22:26

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