I have gained both the "Suffrage" and "Vox Populi" badges, but I still don't understand the concept of the "10 extra votes for questions" function! The topic has been discussed on Meta, but I don't know how it works!

Webpage: Used up all my votes, but no Vox Populi badge?


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Voting is a network-wide thing rather than an ELU-specific thing, and I think this is answered by an Meta.SE question, What's the difference between Suffrage and Vox populi badge. It's not possible to mark this question as a duplicate of that one because it's on a different site, but please do refer to it.

Suffrage: used 30 votes per day
Vox populi: used the maximum 40 votes in a day

Broadly speaking, you can vote forty times, but ten of those votes are reserved for votes on questions. You can only use these ten reserved votes before you've used 25 answer votes.

Answers on the MSE question mention a blog post and FAQ on vote limits — it's complicated!

  • @AndyT Can you explain what was wrong with the answer? I don't understand it clearly. Does it mean if you used up all 30 votes just for answers, you can't vote 10 more times for questions?
    – user140086
    Nov 30, 2016 at 17:42
  • @Rathony - Yes. Once you have voted on 30 answers, you cannot vote again that day, even on questions. Unless it's been changed in the past year anyway.
    – AndyT
    Nov 30, 2016 at 17:45
  • @AndyT I see. I didn't know that as I randomly vote. Thanks.
    – user140086
    Nov 30, 2016 at 17:46
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    @Rathony - Actually.... it's more complicated than I just said. Follow the links to find out more. But Andrew Leach's original answer was very wrong, my revision made it less wrong (without getting too complicated). I've revised again, I think it's now right...
    – AndyT
    Nov 30, 2016 at 17:49

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