I was at my rep cap (245), and downvoted someone. I therefore had 244 rep. Soon afterward, I got an upvote, putting me back to 245 (thanks to the new rep rules). After that, I removed my downvote, and lo and behold, fellow unicorns: my rep for the day is now 246!

Update, FWIW: after a couple accepts (246 to 276), I downvoted again (276 to 275), and got two more upvotes. This time, however, they didn't give me +1 like the other time. I'm going to try undownvoting to see if it goes back up to 276.

Update 2: Yes, it does go back up to 276. What's weird is that it doesn't either stay at 275 (like it should) or go up to 277 (to be consistent). And my rep profile page still doesn't register the four downvotes/undownvotes.

Update 3: The +1 extra rep has moved to my latest upvote (which dates to after my last undownvote), rather than where it was on an upvote a couple hours ago, for no reason I can make out. Stranger and stranger. I just downvoted again, and went back to 275, waiting for another upvote.

Update 4: OK, no go. The upvote didn't give me +1. So maybe it was a one-time glitch?

  • Does your reputation audit page agree with this? Did you give the system enough time to do an automated rep recalc? – Oded Mar 14 '12 at 18:47
  • No, it doesn't, and I didn't. I didn't know about auto rep recalcs. How frequent are they? – Daniel Mar 14 '12 at 18:47
  • A reputation audit should fix this. I'm not sure if the new reputation auto-correction system catches this behavior though. I didn't think you were allowed to gain back reputation you spent that day though. – animuson Mar 14 '12 at 18:48
  • It might take 5 minutes, if that's what @Oded is referring to. – Arjan Mar 14 '12 at 18:51
  • It's been more like 15 minutes. Also, the downvote/undownvote events aren't showing up in my rep profile page. I thought they were supposed to. – Daniel Mar 14 '12 at 18:52
  • @Daniel: Scroll all the way to the bottom and make sure the "show removed posts" box is checked. These might be included in that, I don't remember. – animuson Mar 14 '12 at 18:57
  • @animuson That doesn't work :( – Daniel Mar 14 '12 at 18:58
  • 1
    Sounds like a good way to get suspended for voting irregularities. – M.Babcock Mar 14 '12 at 19:01
  • It's been like this for as long as I can remember. It's a very common occurrence. Rep recalc solves the problem. I don't believe that the recent changes to the site have resolved this problem. Nick Craver commented as such here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/123319/… – David Heffernan Mar 14 '12 at 21:17
  • So manual recalcs aren't quite obsolete? My second question would be: why am I not seeing the downvote/undownvote events? – Daniel Mar 14 '12 at 21:20

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .