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So I was the victim of serial downvoting the other day, and just had it automagically reversed. Rather than simply removing the previous votes, I was given a bonus lump of rep with the reason "serial downvote reversal". The downvotes and the bonus show up on different days. Since a whole day's quota worth of downvotes equates to quite a fraction of my daily rep cap, what happens in the following circumstances?

  1. I get 200+ rep on a particular day, but I am serial downvoted (later reversed) back to under 200. Does this day count as reaching cap?

  2. I get 200+ rep the next day, and I am also credited back the rep. Is the rep bonus immune to the rep cap in the same way bounties are?

  3. On the day I get my rep bonus, it is enough to take me to 200 rep. Does this count as capping?

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39 downvotes ???? –  Lucifer Jun 22 '12 at 9:11
@Lucifer I've been nuking our front page a lot. Methinks someone got upset. –  fredley Jun 22 '12 at 9:18
related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/131795/… –  Clive Jun 22 '12 at 11:06
@Clive Was this before the rep system updates? The 'these votes never happened' situation seems to be wrong, I definitely have the negative and positive rep visible separately in my rep feed. –  fredley Jun 22 '12 at 11:08
I don't think it was before the rep updates, it was just over a month ago...but I can't remember to be honest. Maybe downvotes and upvotes work differently in that respect; what the accepted answer in the linked question says is exactly what happened in my case –  Clive Jun 22 '12 at 11:10

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