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Test case:

  1. Hit daily cap
  2. Ask question and accept correct answer (+2 reputation as it should be)
  3. Get a downvote (-2 reputation)
  4. Get an upvote (+2 reputation, imho it's a bug, because I've got 202 points with upvotes).
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If you associate your accounts, you can get 100 rep. –  Lance Roberts Mar 9 '10 at 23:14
    
Cool)) how can I do that? cannot see any link in my profile –  Roman Mar 9 '10 at 23:16
    
Hit the accounts tab. –  Lance Roberts Mar 9 '10 at 23:17
    
Ah, you got it. –  Lance Roberts Mar 9 '10 at 23:19
    
I think that rep from accepting an answer doesn't count towards the cap, whether it's the 15 point you get from having an answer accepted or the 2 points you get from accepting an answer. –  ChrisF Mar 9 '10 at 23:21
    
@ChrisF, I don't think it counts either, but usually an upvote after the downvote, won't do anything (I thought). –  Lance Roberts Mar 9 '10 at 23:23
    
@Lance - I think there's been a change recently that corrected that particular "bug" (though don't quote me on that!) –  ChrisF Mar 9 '10 at 23:56
    
@ChrisF, ahh, I'll have to keep my eyes open for that. –  Lance Roberts Mar 10 '10 at 0:02
    
I'm waiting with breathless anticipation for Jeff to close this as [status-bydesign]. –  Ether Mar 10 '10 at 0:38

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At least it's a good bug, instead of penalizing you, you get rewarded.

I think we could eliminate half the questions on meta if we could make the rep cap simple and streamlined.

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Indeed, maybe it's not a bug. But at least, at first glance it looks strange. –  Roman Mar 9 '10 at 23:14
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...and eliminate most of the other half if we made reputation recalcs regular and obvious! –  Ether Mar 10 '10 at 0:37

These downvote reversals will now give back the proper amount of reputation (including respecting the reputation cap).

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