I just got my vox populi badge, which says in the description that I used my 40 votes this day. My vote counter now shows 32 votes for today, and two of them I casted after the badge - which means, I got it by voting for only 30 answers/questions (or even less).

I also used quite a number of flags, edit approvals/rejects and close votes today, maybe these are counted here, too?

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This is similar to a previous bug report Undeserved Vox Populi badge, that got closed (as a duplicate to Daily vote limit hit before reaching actual counts?, which got the completed tag) - but obviously the bug is still here, since I just observed it.

  • Now I have reached my daily limit with 37 votes. Jul 3, 2011 at 21:23
  • Why is this a problem? Jul 3, 2011 at 23:54
  • I don't want a cheated badge. No, it is not really a problem for me, but I think it is a symptom of some underlying bug in the calculation routine. Or simply the description is wrong. Jul 4, 2011 at 0:16
  • @Paŭlo: Saw your comment on my question. As far as I can recall, the count of votes displayed in the dropdown and on your user page doesn't include votes on things that got deleted, whereas the "You have X votes left today." notification and the badge do count those. Just FYI -- still seems like a bug to me too.
    – jscs
    Jul 4, 2011 at 2:50
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    @Josh: The interesting thing is that I got the badge and could still vote afterwards. Thus it looks like even those two counters did not use the exact same measurement. Jul 4, 2011 at 11:37

1 Answer 1


There was a bug with this badge, we were not ignoring votes on deleted posts.

I went ahead and fixed the bug ...

Which means you no longer have it, sorry.

  • Does this mean that if someone deletes a post on which you voted you get that vote "back" for the day?
    – ChrisF Mod
    Jul 4, 2011 at 8:32
  • yes they do... as soon as its deleted
    – waffles
    Jul 4, 2011 at 8:43
  • Which means you no longer have it, sorry. – no problem here, I can try again next time :-) Jul 4, 2011 at 11:36
  • Now I have my badge for real (with 40 votes). Jul 23, 2011 at 23:10

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