Here is a theoretical sequence of events. Which one is incorrect?
- A user with about 80 rep finds an answer which is wrong. It might do damage to someone following its advice, etc. and is generally a good candidate for a downvote (and comment).
- The user clicks downvote, once or more times (does this later cause multiple downvotes to be cast?). To simplify discussion, the user will only downvote an answer, not a question.
- Each time the user clicks downvote, s/he gets a popup box saying "Thanks for the feedback! Once you earn a total of 125 reputation, your votes will change the publicly displayed post score." (That should probably specify "downvotes" rather than "votes" as the upvote privilege has a much lower threshold.)
- Through other actions on other questions, the user's rep reaches >= 125 but < (125+number of downvotes previously entered).
- The user's pending downvotes are cast.
- The user loses 1 rep for each downvote.
- The user is back under the threshold for the downvote privilege.
- The downvotes cast are reversed because the user no longer has that privilege. (The bounty page notes that privileges are lost when rep drops below the privilege threshold.)
- As described on the reputation page, in the event of undoing a vote, "the corresponding reputation loss or gain will be reversed as well."
- Loop back to step 5.
Which of these steps is not a reflection of what actually happens, or is there an infinite loop here?
Edit to reflect comments/answer: It's the italicized ones.