Let me keep it simple. Related to "vote early vote often" hat, what's the exact criteria?

"cast a total of 250 votes on any seven consecutive UTC days"

is it

  • up, down and delete votes taken together?


  • up and down votes taken together?

Any clarification?

P.S -

1. My MSO question on this topic

2. I am not asking whether refunded votes from deleted content gets counted or not

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Although you are not asking about standard votes on content that gets deleted, my answer to that question you linked also happens to cover the situation you are asking about:

this hat is for standard upvotes and downvotes on questions and answers. That's also the usual case for anywhere we talk about a "number of votes" without specifying the type either explicitly or by context

  • Yes, I think that clarifies the point. Thanks. Commented Dec 18, 2015 at 18:21
  • Do I have to vote exactly 250 times or is 250 a lower limit?
    – najayaz
    Commented Dec 20, 2015 at 13:34
  • @G-man Lower limit.
    – Pops
    Commented Dec 21, 2015 at 5:14
  • @Pops thanks for the reply, but in the last week I voted 265 times on MSE but I don't have the hat.
    – najayaz
    Commented Dec 21, 2015 at 7:40
  • @G-man it looks to me like you did vote a lot of times, but you retracted a few of those votes, putting you just under the threshold after all was said and done. If you vote on a post and the post gets deleted, the vote still counts, but if you cast a vote and then remove/delete the vote itself, it doesn't count (I'm pretty sure).
    – Pops
    Commented Dec 21, 2015 at 21:32

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