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

Once my reputation reaches 200 (without accepts), even though I have multiple upvotes, any negative reputation change will not compensate from existing 0 reputation upvotes.

How is it justified ?

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    Should it be justified? Things happen one after the other - that's the nature of events.
    – Oded
    Jan 17 '13 at 12:30
  • yes , but in this no justification provided Jan 17 '13 at 12:54
  • @TechExchange: That's why Manishearth made it a related / *possible* dupe comment. I won't vote on this as a dupe. Jan 17 '13 at 12:55
  • That said, yes it sucks, but I am not yet convinced that allowing capped votes (so +0) to compensate for a final downvote before the end of the day is going to be fair either. Jan 17 '13 at 12:56
  • It is a rare enough occurrence that I don't see a need for compensating action, considering it is only 1% at most of the total rep gained that day.
    – Oded
    Jan 17 '13 at 13:00
  • it happens to me more often, say i have 300 rep( +100 because of accepted answers). then suddenly one question is removed / downvote and end of day i remain with say 290 even though after 300 i'd have got 5 or 6 upvotes Jan 17 '13 at 13:03
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    @TechExchange: Question removed is an entirely different matter. If a question is removed, then your rep is recalculated as if the question never existed in the first place. (so the rep gets recalced for the days you got votes on that question, not the day of deletion) Jan 17 '13 at 13:31
  • {shrug} Why don't people who continually ask terrible questions or provide terrible answers and get downvoted accordingly ever have their reputation go below 1?
    – ale
    Jan 17 '13 at 13:52