When you try to upvote multiple comments one after the other, you get a message saying "You may submit a comment vote every 5 seconds". I understand this feature is added for users to avoid simply upvoting on comments without reading them.

The same is not true when you are upvoting for answers/posts. So my question is - Why is this feature of time interval not implemented for upvoting multiple answers one after the other?

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    Hey, don't go giving the team horrible ideas! Commented Mar 29, 2011 at 20:46
  • @Gilles - I am just asking for rationale behind implementation only on comments and not on up/down votes. I am sure SE team would've thought about this ;) Commented Mar 30, 2011 at 6:39
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    Related questions: there is an open question with regards to "Why is there a limit for comments". There's also a (silently) declined request to remove that delay.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Apr 12, 2011 at 16:18
  • possible duplicate of Why can you vote (up or down) every five seconds?
    – YOU
    Commented Apr 12, 2011 at 16:30
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    It generally takes longer to fairly evaluate an answer than a comment, and answer votes have more affect than comment votes. So all logic would seem to suggest it should be the other way around if anything. Commented Oct 6, 2011 at 13:12
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    I've just seen a colleague upvoting both a question and its first answer in 3 seconds after opening it from Google results. Obviously he had only time to glance through answer and did not give it any thought. I think such behavior should be discouraged or forbidden too.
    – Basilevs
    Commented Jan 12, 2017 at 5:44


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