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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.)


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 StaffMod
    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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