Since there is a maximum reputation cap, is there also a cap for how much can be lost in a day?

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    So that's what you're doing, you're testing this out?
    – fretje
    Mar 25, 2010 at 13:34
  • @fretje now I have nothing to lose... muhahaha...
    – Locutus
    Mar 25, 2010 at 13:43
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    You can always go for an account suspension.
    – user27414
    Mar 25, 2010 at 13:50
  • Dont worry Jon, I dont plan on breaking any rules or doing anything that others dont do.
    – Locutus
    Mar 25, 2010 at 13:51
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    When you hit 1 rep, can you post your reputation audit so we can see if it shows what your reputation would be if it could dip below 1?
    – Ether
    Mar 25, 2010 at 16:20
  • @Ether, meta.stackoverflow.com/users/…
    – Pops
    Sep 27, 2010 at 19:23
  • @Pop: yeah, I know that the graph shows negative reputation, but my question is what the audit would show (i.e. stackoverflow.com/reputation).
    – Ether
    Sep 27, 2010 at 19:29
  • @Ether, ah, yes, you did say "audit"... well, in that case, you just need to post 175 offensive comments and we can find out.
    – Pops
    Sep 27, 2010 at 21:54

3 Answers 3


No, there is not (until you reach 1 rep). Because there is a -100 penalty for spam/offensive posts, this is probably a good thing.


No, there is no kind of cap for rep loss, except the fact that you can't have negative reputation.

If you get to 1, and keep losing rep, you will stay at 1.

It's like san loss, once you hit rock bottom you can't get any more insane. What were we talking about?


No, there is no cap on the rep loss.

(You can't go below 1 though, so actually, the cap is the rep you have now minus 1)

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