We can cast a maximum of 40 votes (up/down) per day¹.

For people who vote a lot — which is encouraged — this maximum can be reached pretty quickly. I know why there's a maximum — we wouldn't want a users to indiscriminately vote on everything — but 40 votes is not a lot, and the fact that it's a daily limit makes it much lower due to the days we don't hit the limit.

There's a Stack Exchange site that I visit pretty regularly, for the most part once per day, and where I very often run out of votes. On average over a week, I vote about 200 times — but per day, the number of votes I'd like to cast varies from about 20 to about 60, because of the variance of quality (plus week-ends have fewer posts). And that's only if I manage to go through questions every day: if I miss a UTC day then I lose that day's votes.

Please make the vote limit a rolling limit on a longer time basis. 40 votes per day amortized over a 7-day period would be good.

Related: Votes should be provided slowly over time, rather than all at once — but doing it that way would hurt me a lot, because I usually visit the site once a day and browse that day's posts in one go.

¹ With additional restrictions related to the number of votes on questions, and we get votes back from deleted posts, but neither matter here.

  • Forgive me if I'm being obtuse, but would that mean that in certain circumstances someone could vote 280 times in a single 24-hour period? – Nathaniel is protesting Mar 16 '16 at 1:35
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    @Nathaniel Yes (and then you'd be unable to vote for a week). – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Mar 16 '16 at 1:41
  • 'Vote early, vote often'... Am not sure this is better than encouraging marginal users to vote. – Deer Hunter Mar 16 '16 at 6:02
  • Maybe in the top page header should exist a counter, to continously help the voter to know, where he is. – peterh Aug 31 '16 at 5:38
  • @peterh Yes, like there used to be – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Aug 31 '16 at 7:48

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