The basic description of the Vox Populi badge says:
Use the maximum 40 votes in a day.
It is quite confusing and frustrating when you reach 39/40 for the badge and you cannot vote anymore. (see e.g. here and here). I got 37/40 before yesterday and 39/40 yesterday while I reached the maximum daily number of votes (which I assumed was 40).
My understanding of the badge description wiki for Vox Populi is that, in general, if we want to have 40 votes available, we should vote for 10 questions at least, and quite early:
- It is possible for the system to restrict you to fewer than 40 votes in a day.
- You get two types of votes per day: ten can be used only on questions ("Q-votes") and 30 can be used on either questions or answers ("QA-votes").
- When you vote on a question, the system tries to use your Q-votes before your QA-votes.
So I propose to change the Vox Populi basic description from "Use the maximum 40 votes in a day" to "Use the maximum 40 votes in a day, including more than 10 early questions votes" or "Use the maximum 30 + 10 votes in a day" or something similar. It does not describe all the details, but it would be less confusing.