Currently, the basis of "don't forget to vote" is:

  • you haven't been seen on the target site for 24 hours

  • you hold a valid user cookie on the target site

  • your account has more than 15 reputation on the target site

  • you arrive on a question from a search engine

  • you have not already voted on this particular question and answers

This is mainly annoying to regular users of Stack Exchange - in my case when I occasionally come across Super User while Googling.

I can think of two ways of avoiding annoying the regular users.

One is to change the first criteria to

  • You haven't been seen on the Stack Exchange network for 24 hours

Another would be to only show it to people with a low overall Stack Exchange reputation.

  • 3
    How about show the banner if user has voted less than X times in the last Y days? Shouldn't matter if it's a high-rep or low-rep user... – Lorem Ipsum Jan 29 '13 at 3:12

I think that the simplest criterion would be excluding anyone with 10+ votes in the last month or 30+ total votes on the target site: if someone has voted that many times, he or she has likely got into a habit of voting, so if they choose not to vote, it's not because they "forgot" to do it.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .