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What if I hit the daily rep cap and THEN get downvoted?

I know about the 200 reputation per day system from upvotes/downvotes (both given or received).

I also know that bounty, association bonus and answers (both accepting answer to your question and others accepting your answers) do not count towards this limit.

I have also read about this How does “Reputation” work?.

But do the order in which upvotes/Downvotes given in a day also matter towards rep limit?

I will show you a pic of my reps for 15th May 2012 to explain better.

Events for the day in order of happeneing

  1. I hit 200 limit for a day. (that's why got +14(from 2 upvotes) where i should have got 20. No problem. +6 gone.)

  2. Then someone downvotes my 1 answer(-2). It get added to my rep. So my rep limit becomes 200 - 2 = 198.

Now do the reputation cover up for the nagative reputation (-2) received for the day from those +6 which were not given to me.

In simpler words will i get +2 from that +6 which i did not get?

(I did reputation audit today but still the same.)

marked as duplicate by Mat, Cody Gray, ChrisF, Shadow The Princess Wizard, kiamlaluno May 16 '12 at 11:41

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The reputation from votes is assigned in the order the votes were given.

So if you hit the rep cap and then get a down-vote you will need another up-vote to get the +2 "back" to take you to 200 points for the day again.

However, don't worry about it.

  • I think this might be different after the latest round of rep changes, but don't quote me on that. Gonna have to for-science (or, y'know, ask :)). – Adam Lear May 16 '12 at 13:48
  • +1 for "However, don't worry about it." – JDB Sep 24 '13 at 15:01

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