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I just downvoted this question and then took it back, but I still have -1 rep, when I believe that it used to immediately give you the rep back. Is this a bug or do I have to wait for a rep recalc?

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Are you rep-capped today? I know it happens at rep-cap. – jjnguy Aug 6 '09 at 22:35
but when I remove the downvote shouldn't it go back up? – Tyler Carter Aug 6 '09 at 22:39

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

This is because you are over your daily rep cap. It's a bit of a bug in the system, but it prevents people from downvoting a bunch of posts early in the day, then reversing the downvote and gaining the rep back over the cap, so the system instead only gives back the 1 point if you're under 200.

If you want it back, you can request a rep recalc, but you may not like what you get (rep losses from deleted questions, etc)

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I thought it lowers the cap? If so shouldn't it raise the cap back up when it was removed? – Tyler Carter Aug 6 '09 at 22:42
I believe it's related to this: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2469/… – Kyle Cronin Aug 6 '09 at 22:49
you can request individual rep calcs? – juanformoso Aug 6 '09 at 23:31
@Juan: Yes, moderators can recalculate the rep of individual users – Kyle Cronin Aug 6 '09 at 23:58

I just downvoted your question and refreshed to confirm I lost 1.

Then I took it back and refreshed again, and I was back to what I had before.

The same thing happened when I tried it on the question you linked.

No-repro here.

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For some reason then it is just happening on my end (using chrome). I just tried it again ad it did the same thing. – Tyler Carter Aug 6 '09 at 22:28

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