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Let's assume you reached the reputation cap, and you then receive some up-votes, which are not counted. If you get down-voted, your reputation is lowered by 2 points.

Is this right to lose reputation when you have earned more than 200 points?

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

May be not so right, but if you get another upvote, you will get +2 back.

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But what if you don't get, you will end with 198, despite of having all this upvotes after 200 – Stecya May 10 '11 at 14:36
@Stecya, yeah, that's life! – YOU May 10 '11 at 14:37
@stecya: Yeah, I hate when my reputation score is something other than a round number, too. My psychiatrist tells me it doesn't really matter though. – Cody Gray May 10 '11 at 15:13
@Cody you could down vote 48 posts. Is 150 round enough for you? :P – Aleadam May 10 '11 at 21:50

Down-votes have still the same effect, even if you reached the reputation cap. There is not difference between being down-voted before reaching the reputation cap, and after reaching it.

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Unless you get downvoted all the way to 1 rep and then they'll stop dropping your rep further. :) But if you manage all that then you deserve a custom badge. – Daniel DiPaolo May 10 '11 at 22:50
@Daniel DiPaolo Would not "Master of disaster" be the right name for such badge? – kiamlaluno May 11 '11 at 3:23

Go to stackoverflow.com/reputation

Check you actual vs calculated and recalculate to get your 2 points back. Of course, it could go lower ifcquestions are migrated etc

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