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What happens if you receive, say, 5 upvotes or 5 downvotes (meaning multiple upvotes or downvotes) on a question or answer?

Is your reputation going to reduce only the amount or multiplication of factor?

Example

Say a person receives 3 downvotes in a question. His/her reputation is 500.

So will this bring down his/her reputation to 498 (-2 for downvote) or 494 ( -2 * 3)?

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    494, every downvote counts as does every upvote – Robert Longson Sep 18 '15 at 16:16
  • ok.but is there any limit/restriction.For 100 upvotes it will give 500 points – Navoneel Talukdar Sep 18 '15 at 16:30
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    Max rep per day is 200 per site. Otherwise, no, there is no limit on rep per question/answer. – Catija Sep 18 '15 at 16:37
  • And you can never go below 1 reputation. – Fish Below the Ice Sep 18 '15 at 17:10
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    See also: How does “Reputation” work? which delineates all of the ways you can gain or lose reputation. – Fish Below the Ice Sep 18 '15 at 17:25
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The reputation change is per vote.

You ask a question and it gets 6 upvotes and 3 downvotes. The net change in your reputation is

6 *  5 = 30
3 * -2 = -6

+24.

There are some exceptions:

  • You can't go below 1 reputation, so no matter how many downvotes a post gets, you'll never go below 1 reputation
  • There is a 200-point daily reputation cap. If you get 200 reputation points in one day, any "extra" upvotes that day will count for 0 reputation
  • Votes on Community Wiki posts do not award or remove reputation
  • Does first exception means that if 1-rep user gets many downvotes and then 1 upvote - his rep will be 6? Or will it be consumed by downvotes amount? – lolbas Mar 12 '18 at 13:41

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