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Below you can find my reputations for yesterday. Can someone tell me whether it's buggy - or explain me this very strange behavior?

  1. +200 from over 20 upvotes (for my cowboy pic ;), which is OK due to daily limit
  2. +149 due to a down-vote I made and a bounty I started
  3. not going above +149 even though I got further upvotes :(
  4. +147 due to a down-vote I got
  5. +149 from further up-votes :-0

So are different costs treated differently? The faq only says "You can earn a maximum of 200 reputation per day" and I couldn't find anything relevant for my case of bounty costs here on meta either.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

You won't get reputation lost due to your own downvotes this would make them effectively free for high-daily-rep users that cap often. This is .

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Ok, thanks (+1). So own downvotes and bounty-costs should not be free for high-daily-rep users, but getting downvotes should be free since high-daily-rep users are usually competent and not spammers. – DaveBall aka user750378 Sep 14 '11 at 12:10
Just as a suggestion: In my opinion, stating this fact in a one-time warning when starting a bounty when you've reached +200 rep would increase stackexchange's usability. – DaveBall aka user750378 Sep 14 '11 at 12:13

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