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, 2013 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. Jul 27, 2013 at 21:11
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    Won't the vote anomaly detector catch 1000 downvotes in one day anyhow?
    – jball
    Jul 27, 2013 at 22:18

2 Answers 2


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, 2013 at 21:09
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    @PeeHaa: Try a different window. This may require going to another building.
    – jscs
    Jul 27, 2013 at 21:09
  • Why you community wiki it?
    – Cole Tobin
    Jul 27, 2013 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, 2013 at 21:15
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    Is that what they refer to as "outside"?
    – Bart
    Jul 27, 2013 at 22:35
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    @Bart Is that a foreign language?
    – Doorknob
    Jul 27, 2013 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, 2013 at 0:39

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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