I always tend to hit my maximum vote cap of 40 every day. They are not spam votes, but actual votes for good questions and answers as I tend to spend a good part of my day on the site.

Now, as one can see, I have hit 36 votes, and seeing that the normal cap is 40, I should still have 4 more votes, but when I try to vote, it says I have reached the maximum number of votes for the day.

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Why do I not have 4 more votes left?


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The normal daily vote cap is not constantly 40. It depends how many questions you voted for.


A maximum of 40 votes can be cast per user per day, however, to reach the maximum you must vote on at least 10 questions.

The relevant part is bolded.

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    It's not possible to vote on questions when there are 0 votes left, even though one hasn't reached 40 yet. Your quote doesn't actually mention this behavior. That's what happened to me yesterday with 37 votes. I was no longer able to vote on questions either.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Jun 24, 2011 at 11:54
  • @Daniel Same thing happened with me, could not vote on questions. I guess once you hit the "limit" without voting on 10 questions first, there's no way to use the remaining votes on questions.
    – paradd0x
    Jun 24, 2011 at 12:32

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