I just got a notification that I received the Vox Populi (use 40 votes in one day) badge, but my user page shows I've only made 2 votes today (which sounds about right; I certainly didn't vote on 40 questions and answers today). Is anyone else getting a notification like this?

  • Ok, so a bug is [status-bydesign]? How does that work?
    – Martha
    Feb 23 '12 at 17:12

We just deployed a change that affects the voting badges. This is why you see a number of these badges being awarded.

For more information about this change, you can see this answer.

Note that there is a bug with Vox Populi only that is awarding too many of them, beyond the expected more for retroactive awards, and a fix is being deployed now. The erroneous awards there will be cleaned up shortly.


Yes. I got he notification too and thought it was weird and worried someone was using my account. Hopefully its just a bug.

  • Exactly what I was worried about :)
    – user2910
    Feb 22 '12 at 22:53

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