What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 131 Stack Exchange communities.

Possible Duplicate:
What if I hit the daily rep cap and THEN get downvoted?

The title pretty much states it all. If you have reached your daily cap, and have excess upvotes that would have otherwise increased rep, does downvoting take into account the excess upvotes before decreasing rep or does downvoting decrease rep directly?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by sudo, Oded, Some Helpful Commenter, Mat, animuson May 14 '12 at 18:00

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

    
meta.stackexchange.com/questions/132460/rep-cap-bug-on-mso for an example of what happens –  Mat May 14 '12 at 17:38
    
It would be hard to match the wording. Thanks for pointing out the dup. –  hydroparadise May 14 '12 at 17:41
    
@hydroparadise: The algorithms for related questions (at the right) is surprisingly good at finding duplicates. Much better than the algorithm on the Ask Question page, sadly... –  sudo May 14 '12 at 17:45

1 Answer 1

If you get downvoted after reaching the rep cap, the downvote still counts.

However, if you get upvoted again afterwards, the next upvote will be worth +2 points, cancelling the previous downvote.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .