I went through several of KCotreau's answers yesterday upvoting, showing my appreciation using the upvotes I had left near the end of the day.

This morning, I found none of my votes for him from yesterday have apparently been recorded.

Please check this out and provide an explanation.

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You triggered the filter that prevents too many upvotes from user X to user Y in a certain time period.

@DanielBeck and I had this problem before, but it seems his votes got through after all – there was a misunderstanding involving reputation recalc.

The details of this filter aren't known, and obviously won't be undisclosed, however the general rule is: If you spend x votes on user X, you should probably spend the same amount on other users too.

Apart from that, there's nothing to be done about it.

  • KCotreau got 6 upvotes 20 minutes ago, by the way. Just for the record :)
    – slhck
    Feb 3, 2012 at 15:15
  • So when do we roll out the apology committee to him? Feb 3, 2012 at 15:23
  • And the upvotes apparently triggered 8 badges too...
    – sblair
    Feb 3, 2012 at 15:24
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    @sblair That's great. Lost the votes, got to keep the badges...
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Feb 3, 2012 at 15:26

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