Today I 'lost' 81 rep due to serial upvoting reversal. How is this value possible?

  • +10 for upvote on an answer.
  • +5 for upvote on a question.

What am I missing that could contribute a +1 or +6?

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    Hm. If I had to guess, maybe the script reverses all votes from the perpetrator to you in a certain timeframe, as opposed to only upvotes. Could be someone went through all your questions, upvoted 17 of them and downvoted 2.
    – a cat
    Apr 15, 2012 at 13:52
  • Sort of balances the +1 upvote you got yesterday somehow...
    – Mat
    Apr 15, 2012 at 13:53
  • @lun 17 ? Isn't that too much?
    – Martin.
    Apr 15, 2012 at 13:53
  • @Martin 5*17 = 85
    – Phrogz
    Apr 15, 2012 at 13:54
  • @Phr none of your questions were upvoted
    – Martin.
    Apr 15, 2012 at 13:54
  • @lunboks If so, then I'd argue that the heuristic is broken. If someone goes through and reviews a user's history and upvotes/downvotes accordingly, I'd call that a "proper review" not "serial upvoting". Can the user help it if they mostly ask good questions? :p
    – Phrogz
    Apr 15, 2012 at 13:55
  • @Martin Ah, that's what you mean. Well, there is that. :)
    – Phrogz
    Apr 15, 2012 at 13:55
  • Actually I'm not getting it somehow: You earned only 191 points from upvotes + 15 from accept. How is this possible? I'm probably going to open bug report
    – Martin.
    Apr 15, 2012 at 14:03
  • @lunboks Also serial down-votes are reversed, not just up-votes.
    – apaderno
    Apr 15, 2012 at 20:37

2 Answers 2


You hit rep cap and the last vote you got only gave you ONE reputation point. That's it

  • The only question is: Why did you capped even before 200 reputation? You have only 191 points from yesterday
    – Martin.
    Apr 15, 2012 at 14:00
  • IIRC I definitely capped fully yesterday, and then some. (Although some of it was apparently upvoting.) I hope that in this situation any non-serial-upvotes that were previously denied rep get their rep restored; my faith in the technical prowess an anal-retentiveness of the s/o team to have gotten that right.
    – Phrogz
    Apr 15, 2012 at 14:05
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    @Phrogz: Yes, when the votes get reversed, it recalculates the rest of your votes for the day. You won't lose out on those other votes because of their actions.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Apr 15, 2012 at 18:26

One possible explanation would be that you've hit the rep cap, and some of the upvotes didn't gain you any rep, although they were still counted as votes.

Seeing how you were very close to the rep cap yesterday, that's probably it.


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