For an answer I received 10 votes and 1 negative vote but my rep is 90.

I remember

Upvote means +10
Downvote means -2

In my case it Upvote means +10 and Downvote means -10, is this a new change? No big deal but just want to know about this behavior?

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Rep cap to the rescue!

Or in words: the 10th upvote gave only +2 due to rep cap, so it's 92/-2 equals indeed 90.

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    Beat me to it :) – Undo Nov 20 '13 at 16:06
  • @Undo and at least 2 others, lol! :D – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Nov 20 '13 at 16:07
  • Thank you, I was not aware of this behavior. Cool one. – Praveen Nov 20 '13 at 16:09
  • Is this to prevent serial upvoting? Any similar limitation is there for downvotes? – Praveen Nov 20 '13 at 16:20
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    @Praveen the point of rep cap is discussed here in great detail. As for downvotes, in theory one can lose even 1000 in one day due to downvotes (500 different posts, 500 different users casting the votes), no cap for this. Feel free to start a discussion about it. :) – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Nov 20 '13 at 16:26

You have reached your cap of 200 reputations per day from upvotes. You got a downvote on your answer one hour ago and just after that you received an upvote. Since your reached your daily limit of 200 reputations (from upvotes) so out of 10 reputations from the latest upvote only 2 were counted towards your total reputation. That is why you are seeing 90 reputations. enter image description here


It's because of daily reputation limits. You were only able to receive 2 more points for one of the upvotes.

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