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Cannot vote on question although 40 votes limit not reached

I am trying to cast my 40th vote but a prompt is displayed saying "Daily vote limit reached" on 39 votes. What could be the possible reason for it? How can i cast my last 40th vote?

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  • Can i know the reason of down vote for this question? Sep 24 '12 at 8:30
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    Downvote due to lack of research Sep 24 '12 at 8:57
  • We can ask a new question if we don't find the same. Sep 24 '12 at 9:06
  • This is also your lack of research Sep 24 '12 at 9:11
  • Please try to be realistic and understand the issue faced by people. Otherwise there is no use of such communities. Sep 24 '12 at 9:14
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    @FurqanSafdar - When you ask a question, first search for similar questions. For example, when I search meta for your exact question name, the first 10 or so hits are the same question. If none of those work for you, link a bunch of them in your question and clarify why they fail to meet your needs. Then you shouldn't get down voted because you’re showing your research, right now it looks like you didn’t check before posting.
    – Mike
    Sep 24 '12 at 11:29
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    Thanks Mike for explaining the correct way of posting questions. I will follow your instructions from now onwards. Sep 24 '12 at 13:24

You get 40 votes if you vote for at least 10 questions, and those votes must be casted before you vote for 30 answers. For example, this means:

  • If you vote for 30 answers, and 0 questions, your daily limit is 30
  • If you vote for 40 questions, and 0 answers, your daily limit is 40
  • If you vote for 5 questions, 15 answers, 4 questions, and 15 answers (in that order), your daily limit is 39

When you get the message "you still have 5 votes," that is the number of votes you still have before to reach the daily limit. Suppose you voted for 25 answers, and you get that message; at that point, you can vote for questions, but you still have 5 votes left, and you cannot vote for 10 questions.

  • Really helpful, but i couldn't get this information in the earlier post related to this question that is why i asked this question for better answer. Sep 24 '12 at 8:40
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    @FurqanSafdar - Closing the question is not a punishment for you, but SO's way to link the questions to get them organized.
    – Bo Persson
    Sep 24 '12 at 9:38
  • Is this principle still in effect in Aug 2020?
    – user67275
    Aug 29 '20 at 0:29

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