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Nearly every day recently, I'll use up all my post and comment votes here on Meta. Why do we have the voting limit here?

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    To keep users from going "turbo". – juergen d Jul 27 '13 at 20:39
  • All other stuff like posts, comments and even edits are easy to track down and undo if needed however votes are highly anonymous and even a dev need lots of effort to track it down if needed. So imagine someone angry with the system and everyone who will downvote 1000 posts in one day. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jul 27 '13 at 21:11
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    Won't the vote anomaly detector catch 1000 downvotes in one day anyhow? – jball Jul 27 '13 at 22:18
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Is there maybe a window nearby you right now? Look through that window.

There's some cool stuff out there.


Image copyright Stephanie Saries, offered under a CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license; her Flickr page for the photo.

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    I just looked through my window and you sir are a liar! – PeeHaa Jul 27 '13 at 21:09
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    @PeeHaa: Try a different window. This may require going to another building. – jscs Jul 27 '13 at 21:09
  • Why you community wiki it? – Cole Johnson Jul 27 '13 at 21:11
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    It's like getting upvotes on SO for a bikeshed answer, @Cole; I just don't feel any need to gain reputation from this, even though I'm serious about it. It didn't take me enough effort. – jscs Jul 27 '13 at 21:15
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    Is that what they refer to as "outside"? – Bart Jul 27 '13 at 22:35
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    @Bart Is that a foreign language? – Doorknob Jul 27 '13 at 23:33
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    The funny part about this is that I've actually been sitting outside all day in my beautiful backyard. Thanks to the magic of extension cords and Wi-Fi, though, I can still code and waste time on SO. – jscs Jul 28 '13 at 0:39
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The point is to prevent users from vote-spamming the site to an extent.

That need to prevent spam exists on meta sites, as well as main sites.

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