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I think this is what happened:

  • I reached my cap
  • Someone downvoted (so now -2 from cap)
  • Someone else upvoted (only get +2 instead of +10, cap reached again)
  • Downvote retracted (+2 refunded, now +2 above cap)

Everything's fine according to the audit, though (http://stackoverflow.com/reputation), so maybe this is a known bug that isn't worth fixing.

Note: by "fine" I mean that I do not actually have the +2 pts above cap according to the audit.

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I think it's not worth fixing, how many reputation points can you squeeze with this feabug? –  jmfsg Apr 28 '10 at 14:06
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@Downvoter: and like I said, the audit caps the refund properly, so a simple recalc would fix the number anyway. I'm just reporting what I found, that's all. Not complaining about anything. –  polygenelubricants Apr 28 '10 at 14:08
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Didn't take it like that, just offering my opinion –  jmfsg Apr 28 '10 at 15:00
    
@Downvoter @polygene Don't worry. You both have valid points. :) –  Troggy Apr 28 '10 at 16:41
    
@JuanManuel: How many? Well, how many sock puppets do you want? It would be interesting to gain extra rep through downvoting yourself (and reversing it quickly). –  Thomas Edleson May 27 '11 at 17:21

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In a build rolling out right now, this bug will finally be fixed. Reversals of downvotes will restore the amount of rep they should. For example, if you had the following rep for categories that apply to the reputation cap, the results would be:

  • 198 rep +2 rep = 200
  • 199 rep +1 rep = 200
  • 200 rep +0 rep = 200

In short, downvote reversals will finally respect the reputation cap.

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