I have just checked weekly voting statistic and it seems that some people where able to vote more than 40 times.
How is this even possible, since (at least in USA) week started today?
Does this depend on time zone?

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    Interesting find. Maybe the votes were on questions that were subsequently deleted? Cody Gray's detailed statistic on his profile page shows 40 votes, as it should
    – Pekka
    May 8, 2011 at 19:15
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    Accurate counting remains an elusive feature at SE. REST strikes again. May 8, 2011 at 21:44
  • Vote early in the week, vote often! May 9, 2011 at 7:11
  • I wish you'd cited some examples; harder to look now that it is UTC Monday and many people have legitimate >40 May 9, 2011 at 7:13
  • @Marc Gravell: When I checked last night, I believe Cody Gray was showing as 43 votes, my account was showing as 42 on the user stats page, although my profile was showing 40 (I've no idea which was correct). I've haven't had any accounts merged... I did flag a spam post though and some of my downvoted posts have been closed / deleted...
    – forsvarir
    May 9, 2011 at 7:27
  • Hmm, I suppose I was at the top of that voter list with 45 votes earlier in the day? I don't have multiple accounts, so there was definitely no merging going on. I did vote down a number of questions that I subsequently voted to close and/or delete. But I didn't think this affected the daily allotment of votes. May 9, 2011 at 7:27
  • @Cody @forsvarir - hmmm; I wonder if we aren't filtering the vote types correctly; we're investigating (this will be a UI thing, not a "too many votes" thing) May 9, 2011 at 7:32
  • @Marc Gravel, @Waffles: So I'm supposed to be showing 82 votes and Cody Gray is supposed to show 100 votes, even though it's only the second day of the week?
    – forsvarir
    May 9, 2011 at 17:25
  • @forsvarir - 80 isn't overkill. The rest may be caching - see @waffles comment May 9, 2011 at 18:01
  • @forsvarir note we haven't deployed yet May 9, 2011 at 18:04

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Yeah, good catch, our top voters filter on the users page was not filtering out votes other than up and down.

Fixed now.

  • to be deployed soon
    – waffles
    May 9, 2011 at 7:36
  • What other types of votes are there? May 9, 2011 at 7:39
  • all of the other ones, accepts and flags ... etc
    – waffles
    May 9, 2011 at 7:48
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    @Cody meta.stackexchange.com/questions/63359/…
    – badp
    May 9, 2011 at 10:31
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    @badp: Fascinating, thanks. I had no idea all of those were counted as "votes", at least not in the same sense as up and down votes. May 9, 2011 at 10:32
  • @waffles Right now the vote breakdown on my profile page on SO tells me I've voted 41 times today. This is probably relating to the same bug, but I'd thought I'd let you know non the less...
    – Mia Clarke
    May 9, 2011 at 14:35

One way this is possible is when people have multiple accounts and we merge them.

Should not be particularly common, though.

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