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Wow! New Badges on SO - there's more to work for now!!

I hit the rep cap today with an accepted answer that took me to 202 for the day (and thought I got one step closer to the new Epic badge).

Afterwards I received a down vote and two up-votes in god only knows what order and I ended up at 199. Then I down-voted one answer and that took me down to 198. All is fine till now and I thought next up-vote will take me back to the cap. But to my (not so pleasant) surprise, the next up-vote was treated as if I had already hit the cap and yielded no votes. I've included a screenshot showing the last stillborn vote.

Is this how rep-cap actually work - won't you get any reputation from up-votes once you hit the cap, even if your net rep for the day was brought down to less than 200 by down votes at the time the up-vote was cast?

Would this be fixed in a future rep recalculation and/or counted towards Epic badge?

:(

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Duplicate (several times over) – ChrisF Dec 7 '09 at 16:08
    
This is just how it works. BTW - you might want to be a little careful revealing exactly how you voted... – Dominic Rodger Dec 7 '09 at 16:10
    
@chris Searched found some of them - should have done that before posting though. Anyways mine have freehand circles and all ;) – Amarghosh Dec 7 '09 at 16:19
    
@Dominic didn't understand that warning - if you are referring to revealing the fact that I down-voted that particular question, I've put a comment to that post before down voting. – Amarghosh Dec 7 '09 at 16:21
    
@Chris my concern is not those two rep points - I was wondering if today would be counted towards the new rep-cap badges. – Amarghosh Dec 7 '09 at 16:23
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Subsequent upvotes will counteract previous downvotes received up to the daily reputation cap.

Downgives given will always cost you 1 and count against your daily rep cap (so handing out 3 means you can gain 197 rep that day through upvotes received).

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So two down-votes given in the day means maximum rep possible for that day is 198 (unless I get accepted afterwards)? – Amarghosh Dec 7 '09 at 16:22
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And again - would this 198 count towards rep-cap badges? – Amarghosh Dec 7 '09 at 16:23
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if downvoting does mean you lose a day towards a badge as you can't hit the cap, incidence of downvoting may well plummet – Rich Seller Dec 7 '09 at 16:53
    
Well I think Jeff is the only one who can clarify the exact workings of this but I wouldn't hold your breath. – cletus Dec 7 '09 at 22:07
    
Even if yesterday count towards the badge, that would only be my 6th day. Miles to go before I sleep. – Amarghosh Dec 8 '09 at 4:26

Now that accepted answers and bounties are truly immune from the rep cap, not just occasionally chronologically immune depending on when they arrive, this should be fixed.

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@Jeff, can you throw us a link that explains this. I must have missed that post. – Lance Roberts Mar 20 '10 at 7:01
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