# Reputation limit after receiving a downvote before reaching 200 for the day

OK, I don't understand the daily reputation limit on SO.

I understand that previous upvotes that didn't count before hitting the limit don't make up for downvotes received after hitting the reputation limit, however I've twice hit this scenario.

I receive a down vote (-2 reputation) before I reach the daily limit, then an upvote that should take me to between 190 and 200 reputation for the day sticks at 190. Only 'accepted answer' reputation seems to be immune.

Is the reputation limit 200 - 10 * number of downvotes? If so this seems a little harsh.

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This has been covered many times before. But see Jeff's comment on this answer - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2360/… - it looks like things might be changing soon –  ChrisF Jan 26 '10 at 23:04
Don't worry, it's not just you - the rep limit is one of the most mysterious corners of SO. –  nb69307 Jan 26 '10 at 23:28
Given the likely explanation, it seems that this is likely a duplicate: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/36362/… ; I don't think that I can vote to close on MSO. –  Charles Bailey Jan 27 '10 at 5:29