I just got this message when trying to approve an edit:

Out of votes - you may not vote on this user any more today.

How many approvals do I get? It seems really low (3?)

Note, I'm interested in per-person approvals and overall approvals as well.

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    My original plan was to link you to the general info post, but it seems that the actual numbers are absent in favor of "There is a limit". But for the record, the original number during an earlier test phase was precisely "3".
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Feb 3, 2011 at 18:27
  • @Grace, I looked at that post too and didn't see the info I wanted.
    – jjnguy
    Commented Feb 3, 2011 at 18:28
  • As mentioned, you can't find what's not there, after all.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Feb 3, 2011 at 18:29
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    @Grace, yup. Just mentioning that we were thinking on the same lines I guess.
    – jjnguy
    Commented Feb 3, 2011 at 18:29

2 Answers 2


Yes, this is very low by design to avoid gaming. At the moment the per-person limit is set to 3 and the global limit is set to 30 (50 on Stack Overflow).

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    Wishing this were higher. (Also wish I weren't notified for edits I can't approve.) But thanks for posting the numbers here.
    – jjnguy
    Commented Feb 3, 2011 at 20:22
  • @jjnguy I will see if I can exclude notification of wiki edits from 10k-20k users .. don't want to run expensive queries on every page ... we can always tweak this number up if needed
    – waffles
    Commented Feb 3, 2011 at 20:27
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    I just ran into this too, three per user is disconcerting, because the excerpt and wiki equals two votes, both inevitably by the same user, which leaves you with half a wiki entry approved / rejected if the user posts twice.
    – Remou
    Commented Feb 12, 2011 at 18:01
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    Perhaps the number of per user edit votes could go up on a per 10K rep basis?
    – Remou
    Commented Feb 12, 2011 at 18:03
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    Could you edit the current numbers into this question, please? Commented Sep 9, 2011 at 14:44
  • @ShaDowWizArd it has been changed to 50 on SO, but I still ran into that limit 10 minutes ago. 125 suggested edits at the moment and I am not allowed to work on it for the rest of the day!
    – stema
    Commented Apr 25, 2012 at 10:49
  • @stema yeah, saw that after posting the comment. Will update this answer now. :) Commented Apr 25, 2012 at 10:52

Out of votes - you may only vote 40 times a day

This seems very low when there is a badge to encourage approving / rejecting edits. Perhaps reputation or previous badges could be reckoned when setting the limit on this particular activity?

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    There is also a badge for upvoting 600 questions w/ 25% of votes on questions. Yet you can only vote max 40 times a day. Your point? If you could earn a badge in 5 minutes by incessant clicking, then its a badge not worth earning at all, just like the Autobiographer/Analyst/Suffrage/Vox Populi/Critic/Editor/Commentator/Supporter/Student/Teacher/CleanupOrganizer/Citizen Patrol/many-more-this-list-is-too-long badges. Those are meant merely to introduce you to the SE engine. Sophisticated badges require more time. Be patient :) Commented Sep 11, 2011 at 0:13
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    @yoda I am not interested in earning badges for editing and was surprised when I got one. I am deeply saddened that all you can see in my post is a whine about badges and miss my intention, which was to speed up the approval process. It is a tedious enough job, which I do not always feel like doing, and it is made more tedious by limiting the number of approvals / rejects to 40.
    – Remou
    Commented Sep 11, 2011 at 8:59

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