If someone answers a question, under tag discussion, then that answer is downvoted once, so he/she has (-1) on that answer now.

After some time someone upvotes the answer and now he/she has (0) votes on it with +8 reputation. Will that upvote count toward getting the bronze discussion tag, or since it's (0) then he/she won't get that upvote, won't be counted toward getting that tag?


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The downvote cancels the upvote.

The tag badges are awarded as a function of the net number of votes (along with a minimum number of questions answered on that tag). Note further that this net number is not subject to daily reputation capping.

  • How are the upvotes not subject to the daily reputation cap? That sounds like they would earn reputation beyond the cap... I think you mean that even if you've reached the max daily reputation from upvotes, any more upvotes still count towards badges?
    – Xen2050
    Nov 28, 2017 at 15:06
  • @Xen2050 yes, the tag badge algorithm does not care for reputation, only total score. Nov 28, 2017 at 15:32

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