Test case:

  1. Hit daily cap
  2. Ask question and accept correct answer (+2 reputation as it should be)
  3. Get a downvote (-2 reputation)
  4. Get an upvote (+2 reputation, imho it's a bug, because I've got 202 points with upvotes).
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    If you associate your accounts, you can get 100 rep. – Lance Roberts Mar 9 '10 at 23:14
  • Cool)) how can I do that? cannot see any link in my profile – Roman Mar 9 '10 at 23:16
  • Hit the accounts tab. – Lance Roberts Mar 9 '10 at 23:17
  • Ah, you got it. – Lance Roberts Mar 9 '10 at 23:19
  • I think that rep from accepting an answer doesn't count towards the cap, whether it's the 15 point you get from having an answer accepted or the 2 points you get from accepting an answer. – ChrisF Mar 9 '10 at 23:21
  • @ChrisF, I don't think it counts either, but usually an upvote after the downvote, won't do anything (I thought). – Lance Roberts Mar 9 '10 at 23:23
  • @Lance - I think there's been a change recently that corrected that particular "bug" (though don't quote me on that!) – ChrisF Mar 9 '10 at 23:56
  • @ChrisF, ahh, I'll have to keep my eyes open for that. – Lance Roberts Mar 10 '10 at 0:02
  • I'm waiting with breathless anticipation for Jeff to close this as [status-bydesign]. – Ether Mar 10 '10 at 0:38

At least it's a good bug, instead of penalizing you, you get rewarded.

I think we could eliminate half the questions on meta if we could make the rep cap simple and streamlined.

  • Indeed, maybe it's not a bug. But at least, at first glance it looks strange. – Roman Mar 9 '10 at 23:14
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    ...and eliminate most of the other half if we made reputation recalcs regular and obvious! – Ether Mar 10 '10 at 0:37

These downvote reversals will now give back the proper amount of reputation (including respecting the reputation cap).

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