Sometime in the near future, I will achieve the (dubious) distinction of being "the person who has cast the most votes on questions and answers on StackExchange." I want to add a short statement about this to my SE profile.

But the way I phrased it in the last paragraph seems awkward and somewhat ambiguous. To be clear, I mean that if you add up all the up/down votes people have cast on all the SE sites they participate in, my total is the highest (approaching 50,000).

Something like "Highest-voting person on StackExchange" seems ambiguous to me - in addition to Q&A votes, there are moderator elections, close votes, deletion votes. And although "on Stackexchange" is probably ok, I'm not sure that makes it clear that I'm talking about total votes cast across multiple sites.

Perhaps "Highest Q-and-A-voting person on all of StackExchange" would be ok?

I might just wait until I reach 50,000 total votes and say something like "First person on all of StackExchange to cast 50,000 votes across multiple sites."

UPDATE 21 SEP 2012:

By the time I verified today that I'd passed the next-most-active voter, I'd also exceeded 50,000 votes. So I've included most of the answers in my updated SE profile (see link above), especially:

I am the most active voter on all of StackExchange. (That is, I have cast the most total question and answer votes across all Stack Exchange sites.)

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    Congrats. Quite a distinction. – American Luke Sep 12 '12 at 17:05
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    @StoneyB I think I suggested a "Diebold" badge once... – Ward - Reinstate Monica Sep 12 '12 at 17:08
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    Hi, my name is @Ward and I'm a vote-a-holic <-? :) – voretaq7 Sep 12 '12 at 17:15
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    @HopelessN00b It seems to predate Al's rental of the Chicago machine. – StoneyB on hiatus Sep 13 '12 at 0:58
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Congratulations in advance for when you become the most active voter on Stack Exchange.

If you're worried about losing your title to someone who casts a lot of close/delete/election votes, you could call yourself the most active up/down voter. But that's probably just the wrong side of the thin line between "committed supporter" and "nerd". I'd settle for the imprecision if I were you.

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  • I plan to go with "most active voter," possibly with a footnote about it being question/answer votes just in case someone comes along and claims the title of most close or delete votes. – Ward - Reinstate Monica Sep 19 '12 at 18:09
  • Most active belies a specific time frame in which you cast the most votes, not the person who has cast the most votes (of "all time", which is why 'active' can be sorted by week, month, quarter, and all time). the most active voter of all time is a little wordy. That's arguably not ambiguous, but "(most) prolific" is not arguably ambiguous; it's an absolute quantity. – Mazura May 16 at 22:23
  • @Mazura: I assume you meant implies rather than belies there, but I disagree anyway. So far as I'm concerned, the default "time-frame" scope for most active and most prolific is the same (all). To the extent that there could be a difference between the two words in the context of a Q&A site like ELU, all I see is that most active implies logging on and/or contributing more often where most prolific implies posting a greater volume of material (maybe a smaller number of longer posts, and/or less "total visits"). – FumbleFingers May 17 at 12:43

What about "I have cast the most total votes across all Stack Exchange sites."?

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    [Removed code quotes: code quotes have a special purpose] – Andrew Leach Sep 12 '12 at 17:24

I'd suggest:

"First person to cast 50,000 votes on the StackExchange network."

(Or "family of sites" or similar, if you don't like "network.")

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You might try "I am credited for being the person who has cast the most votes on questions and answers on StackExchange."

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I have the dubious distinction of collecting 50k in votes on stackexchange sites of interest.

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(the most) prolific

Adjective (comparative more prolific, superlative most prolific)

  1. Fertile, producing offspring or fruit in abundance "” applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.
  2. Similarly producing results or works in abundance


1640-1650: from French prolifique, from Latin proles (“offspring") and facere (“to make").


"the most prolific", ~9M hits verbatim.

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