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I have answered a few questions tonight and I assume that someone who thought my answer was helpful seems to have upvoted a bunch of my answers. While it is of course pleasant to see rep ticking over, I think I would prefer to get it the honorable way - through elbow grease so to speak.

I have searched a good few questions on Meta:

Discouraging Down (or Up) Voting "Sprees" (Rapid Voting)

What are the limits on how I can cast, change, and retract votes?

and quite a few more from the similar/suggested questions when writing this, but I am curious, I have heard that too many downvotes from a single user trips up a filter and the rep is returned - is this also the case when someone upvotes a whole heap in a short timeframe?

I picked up a bronze badge (which I know won't get taken away, just the next one won't count) if there is a rollback - but if there is a rollback, when does it kick in - will this do-gooder actually spoil my chances of hitting the rep cap tonight?

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Yes. If you receive too many up-votes at once then these will be revoked and the reputation removed. –  ChrisF Sep 6 '12 at 9:46
    
@ChrisF Would you know if this is a "once per day" thing or should I expect to see it change in an hour or so? –  Fluffeh Sep 6 '12 at 9:47
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It's once a day (the same as serial down-votes - as it's the same scrpt) as far as I know. –  ChrisF Sep 6 '12 at 9:48
    
@ChrisF Much appreciated. If you pop that into an answer, I can accept and this will drop off the activity list, otherwise it will stay open for two days until I can accept a self posted answer sir. –  Fluffeh Sep 6 '12 at 10:05

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Yes. If you receive too many up-votes at once then these will be revoked and the reputation removed.

It happens once a day (the same as serial down-votes - as it's the same script) as far as I know.

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