I spent all my 40 votes today and didn't get the "Vox Populi" badge awarded :(

Is this a bug or did I do something wrong? Any other possible reasons?

  • \$\begingroup\$ [Related] No Enlightened badge to go with Nice Answer on first-posted accepted answer? \$\endgroup\$ Feb 3, 2016 at 3:16
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    \$\begingroup\$ Welp, you still don't have it, which is odd, it should've arrived by now. We don't see your individual votes, but I suspect you might've only done 39: your profile stats say 1 vote today (right now; it's about to become tomorrow) but 40 this week. If you did 1 vote today... 39 of them this week must be not-today. Bear in mind answer voting has a slightly lower cap than question voting - IIRC you can vote on a max of only 30 answers, but a max of 40 questions. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 3, 2016 at 23:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ i see that might have been the problem. it said that i couldnt vote anymore at some point, so probably the answer cap was reached? \$\endgroup\$ Feb 4, 2016 at 7:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Numrok Yeah, it was probably the answer cap. Vote until you can't vote on questions or answers to be totally sure. Sucks that you got close but no cigar/badge. :( \$\endgroup\$ Feb 4, 2016 at 8:16
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    \$\begingroup\$ @doppelgreener: i'm gonna get dat badge, dont worry 8) \$\endgroup\$ Feb 4, 2016 at 8:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Numrok Congratulations on the badge! I see you chased it down and got it. :) \$\endgroup\$ Feb 6, 2016 at 6:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ @doppelgreener: thanks for your help :) \$\endgroup\$ Feb 6, 2016 at 9:34

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Many badges don't get awarded the very moment you meet their criteria. Instead, they get checked and awarded periodically by scripts that run every few minutes or hours (sometimes lots of hours), according to how server-intensive the badge is to check for, and how often people get it.

You'll probably get the badge later today. If you don't get it for a whole day, then there's an issue.


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