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How does “Reputation” work?

I am sure there is something wrong with Stack Overflow reputation system today, please check my previous Meta question: Really I earned 200 reputation yesterday? .

Now, one more weird problem I came across, I got 2 rep points for having upvote on my answer, yes I have given this answer. I know that we get 2 rep points for accepting answer of other user but here I got for having upvote on my own answer.

Now here is my answer for which I got 2 rep points, instead it should be 10 points I think.

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At this time (Indian 6:44PM 6 jan 2012), I came across this situation, 2 rep points with question is not being displayed, actually 2 rep points is not added in my total reps, but my question 2 rep points is showing for what reason?

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You hit the rep cap (200 points). You must have had a down-vote (or given at least 2 down-votes) so only the part of the last up-vote needed to get you back to 200 was allocated. – ChrisF Jan 6 '12 at 13:14
But question is why only 2 rep points received for my answer and i got 2 rep points down for my questions? Why 2 rep points instead of 10/5 rep points for upvote and downvote? – Paresh Mayani Jan 6 '12 at 13:26
Because 198 + 10 = 208 which is 8 points over the cap. Therefore you only get two points 198 + 2 = 200 . – ChrisF Jan 6 '12 at 13:27
Your question has been answered: You only had 2 points to go to hit the cap of 200, so that's all you could earn. – Andrew Barber Jan 6 '12 at 13:28
-2 is what you get when someone down votes one of your answers. It's not -10 – Andrew Barber Jan 6 '12 at 13:34
@JNK'sMetAccount my dear my mind is actually banged just because today i was seeing different cases of reputation. I know about reputation system fully. And i haven't seen this case of +2 if i cross reputation cap points. – Paresh Mayani Jan 6 '12 at 13:51
@PareshMayani - if you knew about it fully then you would know what the rep cap was. You would also not be confused by -2 for a downvote. – JNK Jan 6 '12 at 13:52
@JNK'sMetAccount yes i only knew if we got 200 points in a day then its reputation cap, not knowing more than it. – Paresh Mayani Jan 6 '12 at 13:53
@JNK'sMetAccount just check this another question:… – Paresh Mayani Jan 6 '12 at 14:00
@PareshMayani - thats about a minor bug in the heading in one of the tabs, not the actual rep calculation. This is not instilling confidence. – JNK Jan 6 '12 at 14:09
up vote 13 down vote accepted

You had a downvote before - the upvote ended up rounding up to the 200 rep cap.

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yes you are right, but why 2 rep points instead of 10 rep points for upvote/downvote? i agree it becomes 2-2=0 but why its 2 actually? – Paresh Mayani Jan 6 '12 at 13:28
@PareshMayani You were at the reputation cap (200). Someone downvoted one of your answers (-2). Someone upvoted one of your answers (normally +10, but you can only earn +2 now because of the cap, so you get +2). RAWR. – jadarnel27 Jan 6 '12 at 13:31
@Paresh You lost 2 points because someone down voted you. That's how much you lose from being down voted on an answer... not 10. So that left you 2 shy of the cap. – Andrew Barber Jan 6 '12 at 13:31

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