Currently, the comment vote limit is one every five seconds. I suspect it's a common behavior to read a discussion in comments and choose to upvote more than one comment after reading the whole discussion. This can become a little annoying to wait 5 seconds for every upvote.

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    +1 but it will be declined: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/9811/… Commented Sep 3, 2009 at 9:05
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    John: I saw that discussion. My proposal doesn't change the effective limit so there might be little hope...
    – mmx
    Commented Sep 3, 2009 at 9:07
  • Ralph: I think that's about "commenting" limit. Not voting for comments...
    – mmx
    Commented Sep 3, 2009 at 9:08
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    In poor taste to post a question and an answer with exactly the same content.
    – devinb
    Commented Sep 3, 2009 at 13:29
  • @devinb: my read is blatant rep whoring 'cause Mehrdad wants an MSO sticker. (He has been over/under the cutoff all day.) Also, Mehrdad has neither confirmed nor denied this, so let your imagination run wild....200 rep points + two badges...all in a days posting. Commented Sep 3, 2009 at 20:42
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    what really annoys me is that I can upvote and unvote 4 questions in 5 seconds, but I can't upvote 2 comments. Aren't votes on Q/A's more important to protect than comments? Commented Jul 26, 2010 at 12:55

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My proposal is to change the limit from one every five seconds to something like six every 30 seconds. This way, the user experience will improve without any effective changes to the current comment vote limit.

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    Nice! So I can upvote you twice ;) Commented Sep 3, 2009 at 9:19
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    This would make my life so much easier. Commented Sep 3, 2009 at 9:23
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    @John Smithers: hehe...I was thinking myself that this it a blatant rep whore ploy to get on the first page (knocking me off) and request an MSO sticker... Commented Sep 3, 2009 at 9:46
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    @Stu: I can sell you my one! Commented Sep 3, 2009 at 9:54
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    I've already requested mine, so I think I'm in. But thanks anyway, John. If denied, I have a case of expired frozen waffles and a half dead pony to trade you. Commented Sep 3, 2009 at 10:00
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    TheTXI is only half dead? No sincere job! You can do better! Commented Sep 3, 2009 at 10:58
  • There are MSO stickers? Who what where when?
    – devinb
    Commented Sep 3, 2009 at 12:09
  • @devinb: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/19857/… Commented Sep 3, 2009 at 12:13

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