When you click to fetch vote counts too quickly you get the message "You may only fetch vote counts once every second". You actually have to wait 30 seconds before you can fetch another count.

(Note that this only applies to users with >= 1000 rep)

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    I'm sorry, what is the vote counts fetch?
    – Vinko Vrsalovic StaffMod
    Jan 13, 2010 at 23:27
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    @Vinko = click on the vote total to see the up/down totals.
    – user27414
    Jan 14, 2010 at 0:22
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    This will be fixed in the next nightly build Jan 14, 2010 at 1:11
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    Out of curiosity, why is there a limit on this anyway? Apr 27, 2013 at 21:32
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    I tried finding a duplicate of my problem, and this is as close as I've gotten. I keep getting this dialog for viewing up/downvotes, flagging, closing and commenting, without even doing them once. I load a page, and can't do these things. It the randomly works after a while. I didn't debug this thoroughly but at least no bogus requests were sent.
    – keyser
    Dec 29, 2014 at 18:37

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The timer for up-voting comments is similarly busted. Damned "code re-use"!

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