Just noticed this, and I'm filing it as a bug although feel free to change it to feature-request rather than status-bydesign.

I was nearing my reputation gain limit for the day, posted an answer and received enough votes to take me "above" the reputation cap. My summary showed 7 upvotes for that answer, with 50 reputation earned. I refreshed the page and it dropped to 6 upvotes with 40 reputation earned and I'm now 10 points away from the daily reputation limit.

Clearly, someone who's vote counted towards my limit retracted said vote and their 10 points were taken away. I think a recalc would make more sense - I've clearly gained enough votes to hit the limit, wouldn't it be smarter for the system to figure out that I've still got at least 2 votes left to count towards my rep?

  • The rep limit should be 200 not 50.
    – googletorp
    Jun 15 '10 at 14:00
  • @googletorp: I meant for that particular answer, I'll clarify.
    – Andy E
    Jun 15 '10 at 14:02
  • Then the cap wouldn't really be a cap, would it?
    – juan
    Jun 15 '10 at 14:07
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    @Juan: seriously? of course it would be a cap, I wouldn't be able to earn more reputation than the cap...
    – Andy E
    Jun 15 '10 at 14:09
  • it would be a "special cap"
    – juan
    Jun 15 '10 at 14:27
  • @Juan: I don't see how it would be "special" - I've earned enough votes to achieve the cap, and no other votes other than those involved in a recalculation would count, and if a manual recalc would solve this problem anyway then why not make it automatic as part of the vote-undo process?
    – Andy E
    Jun 15 '10 at 15:37
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    Gee it sure would be nice if there were regular system-wide reputation recalcs... pines in the corner
    – Ether
    Jun 15 '10 at 16:26

As part of the recent reputation changes, your reputation will be adjusted within 5 minutes in this case. If a vote that affected you hitting the reputation cap (you're at 200 and an upvote that actually had an impact) is deleted, your rep will be queued for an adjustment so you'll get back to the cap if that's what needs to happen.

  • So which was harder, coding the new rep changes, or updating all these meta posts? :) Feb 28 '12 at 23:29
  • @AdamRackis - at least I'm done (far as I know) coding the rep changes...so meta I'd say :) Feb 28 '12 at 23:31

You can achieve this by flagging one of your posts and requesting a recalc to a moderator.

That would regenerate your reputation from scratch and would take you back to 200 for the day.

Keep in mind that you could lose reputation from deleted posts from other days, you can check your reputation here: https://stackoverflow.com/reputation (replace stackoverflow for the trilogy site you want)

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    Wouldn't the recalc fix this issue even if it is done a month later? It doesn't need to be done immediately.
    – devinb
    Jun 15 '10 at 14:31
  • Yes @dev, that's true (I don't imply otherwise)
    – juan
    Jun 15 '10 at 14:52
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    Thanks, it's nice to know this could at least be solved by contacting a mod. It's not super important, the mods have enough to do and I'm sure I can make up the 10 points to reach the rep limit anyway. I just thought it was worth raising a bug report/feature request about it.
    – Andy E
    Jun 15 '10 at 15:39

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