There is a limit of 30-40 post (question/answer) votes per day (What are the limits on how I can cast, change, and retract votes? and Please don't require answer votes to be cast before question votes).
I reach that limit often so I came here to hunt for related topics. The reasons for limiting votes make a lot of sense: Why are there voting limits?
However, thinking a small increase at higher rep would be a reasonable request (and knowing that surely it's been discussed before), I found a number of posts to that effect:
- Increase daily voting limits depending on reputation (-2, with -7 on answer).
- https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/169868/increase-max-daily-votes (-1) with a comment on the answer by Andrew Barber that reads "I think there are other objections to the idea that are more compelling, but +1 because I always like interesting, hard data inserted into things like this!", but is not specific about other compelling objections.
- https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/220215/please-improve-the-vote-restriction-algorithm?lq=1 (-11, although may be biased by poor phrasing of request)
- Q/A vote limit is pretty low (+9/-8) with an answer stating that it is "exceedingly rare" for the limit to be hit.
I'm sure there are others.
I am not requesting an increase in the voting limit. I am also aware of the fact that, for reasons I don't understand, I am an "exceedingly rare" case (I am at least consistent - I hit the limit around the same time every day that I am active; with ~4-6 hours remaining).
My question is: Why is there such a general negative reaction to these requests? I'm sure the discussion is on meta somewhere, I just have not been able to find it. At first glance a request for a small increase seems reasonable -- but I see a general reaction of "it is rare and so it is not worth it". Given that implementing a change is presumably effortless (I assume it's some configuration option somewhere), what is the cost that makes increasing the limit not worth it? I'm looking for some context; existing discussions, etc.