I was pleased to see the new votes cast item on the user status hover over thingy... However, I think it might have broken the restriction on the number of votes that can be cast in a day. I appear to have voted 31 times today on stackoverflow(see picture)...

There was also no warning when I was approaching the 30 limit if that's relevant...

Votes today

EDIT: After reading the link from mmyers, I still think there's a bug...

I've voted (according to the view), 31 times. If I try to vote on an answer, I do indeed get told I can't vote. However, it's saying:

Come back to vote in on more answers in 2 hours, or use your remaining 8 question votes now.

From the link, the number of question votes should be 10, so a combined total would be 40, not 31+8 (39), or am I missing something?

As an aside, it would be nice to get some kind of warning if I use my last 'general purpose vote', even if it is on a question.


Yesterday, I have a different, but related issue. I cast 28 votes (a lot of them were probably on questions), however I couldn't cast one of my final 30 votes on an answer. I went round the pages a couple of times to make sure it wasn't because I was on the same page...

From Profile Page: Profile Results

From Status View Status View

Error when casting vote: Error Message

  • See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/89534/…
    – mmyers
    Commented May 5, 2011 at 22:11
  • @mmyers: Thanks for that, apparently I need to start listenng to the pod cast. I still think there is an issue (albeit a smaller one).
    – forsvarir
    Commented May 5, 2011 at 22:42
  • Did you open the popup before voting? we only load it once per page Commented May 6, 2011 at 13:09
  • @Nick Craver: That's a good question and I can't give you a 100% answer. I don't think any votes were cast between the snapshot saying 31 and the message saying I only had 8 votes left. I think I noticed I was at 30 and hadn't had a warning, cast a vote, then refreshed the page to get the snapshot. After @mmyers comment, I then when back and tried to upvote an answer, but I think it was on the same page. I'm about 15 votes away from the same situation, so I may be able to reproduce it tonight / close this if I can't.
    – forsvarir
    Commented May 6, 2011 at 13:25
  • @Nick Craver: I've just gone through and done some reading on Meta / used up my votes and it looks like you're right, I can't have refreshed the page between voting for an answer and trying to vote for a question. It's working as expected here. Do you want to post an answer I can accept/ update the status to non-repro?
    – forsvarir
    Commented May 6, 2011 at 15:12
  • @Nick Craver: I've changed my mind.. there's definetly something wrong on SO.. I'm showing 28 votes cast, but can't cast anymore... votes on answers today... I'll post screen grabs tomorrow...
    – forsvarir
    Commented May 6, 2011 at 22:02

1 Answer 1


Since I totally revamped the way this works, I am closing this as status-completed see:

Please don't require answer votes to be cast before question votes

  • Seemed to work much better yesterday. Thanks.
    – forsvarir
    Commented May 10, 2011 at 6:57

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