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Thanks to my browser history, I was able to retrieve and bookmark my /recent page, which as of today is tucked away somewhere. Ok, I'll cut whining about the envelope.

I've hit the rep cap once again, but this time it's only 179 (!) on the Today page. I'm not the kind of person that downvotes 21 questions/answers in a day. The page shows four rep-less upvotes for my most recent answer.

What could've happened?

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Did you provide any answers receiving upvotes, that you later deleted? Have you cast a downvote today? – BoltClock's a Unicorn Mar 11 '11 at 17:28
I have cast one downvote and I did get 20 rep on an answer that I then deleted. – Fred Foo Mar 11 '11 at 17:30
up vote 3 down vote accepted

If you delete an answer after hitting the cap, the rep cap doesn't "notice" that. You need to recalculate your rep. Visit and click the button at the bottom.

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Now I lost an extra 30 rep! And I'd already lost 208 in the last global recalc (…)... :( – Fred Foo Mar 11 '11 at 17:44
@larsmans: You may have lost it for other answers where the question was deleted though. Either way, it ends up "fair" after a rep cap - it's an accurate representation of the current state of play for non-deleted posts. – Jon Skeet Mar 11 '11 at 17:45
@lars they do periodic recalcs anyway so that rep was on "borrowed time" as it is – Daniel DiPaolo Mar 11 '11 at 17:54
@Daniel: yes, I've noticed the periodic recalc. I just still don't get all of the rep rules, I don't get why this rep isn't subtracted automatically and I don't get why there's no notice of these things. With the envelope gone, rep just got even harder to track than it was. – Fred Foo Mar 12 '11 at 13:52

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