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I just got an upvote on an answer. In my reputation tab and in my total rep, it says I got 1 point for it.

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How is that possible? Is it a bug? It might be interesting that I did downvote an answer there so I thought that answer got deleted, giving me my 1 point back. But that answer is still there.

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  • It's because you've hit the reputation cap (200 points per day), and after going down to 199 points when you downvoted an answer, the last upvote you received could only get you 1 point rather than 10.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 13:14
  • @Randal'Thor Oh okay. Never hit the cap before so I wouldn't know. Thanks
    – Aegon
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 13:16
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    Congrats! May you have many more days of repcap in the future :-)
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 13:17
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    Usually it's because you've hit the repcap (200), then downvoted something (-1) and then got an upvote (which would normally be +10, except that that would take you over the cap, so you just get your +1 back again.
    – Valorum
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 14:30

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