I reached my vote limit of 40 up/down votes today, and then tried to switch one of my downvotes to an upvote after a question was clarified. The downvote was reverted successfully; however, the upvote did not happen, as I "reached my daily vote limit". I think this may be a bug, but I don't know if this is erroneous behaviour or just by design. Can someone explain why this happens and if it is by design, why this was the decision made?

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    The limit isn't fixed 40, see this. You probably tried this on answer, but you can vote only on questions once you reach 30 daily votes. (I think.) Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 23:39
  • @ShadowWizard He took one of his votes and reversed it. The count doesn't change. It goes from a to a-1 and back to the same ol' a votes Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 23:45
  • @ShadowWizard That might explain; I voted on the question a few days ago and today I voted on mostly answers. Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 23:47
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    Your votes for the day are your votes for that day. If you undo your vote from a couple of days ago, that won't affect your votes for today.
    – Catija
    Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 23:56
  • @Catija Oh right this is a stupid question lol xD I completely forgot that; that would be why :P Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 23:57
  • If it makes you feel any better, it is now tomorrow.
    – Catija
    Commented Jul 21, 2017 at 0:00
  • @Catija yay :D "it is now tomorrow" ... lol Commented Jul 21, 2017 at 0:00

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Based on your comments, you downvoted a question several days ago but tried to change your vote today after they edited their post.

You'll have to wait until the reset to actually upvote the post as you've undone a vote from another day, not today, which is why you can't change your vote to an upvote.

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