Earlier today I downvoted an answer which has a cost of 1 reputation point. Later I retracted my downvote which caused the missing point to return.

In between I also capped out at 245 points (votes+3 accepted answers). After un-downvoting my reputation showed 246 points. I checked the reputation log which agreed that this is preposterous and I ran a re-calculation.

The top page counter was corrected but the profile reputation tab refuses to cooperate with this action.

  • $\begingroup$ Upvoted, since apparently even 1 point matters a whole lot :) $\endgroup$ – The Chaz 2.0 Apr 21 '12 at 22:45
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    $\begingroup$ I am really confused about whoever downvoted a bug report. Bugs should be fixed, regardless to how serious they are. If not fixed then they should at least be known. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Apr 21 '12 at 22:49
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    $\begingroup$ I almost did, just to "bug" you, but figured that an upvote with a comment would suffice :D $\endgroup$ – The Chaz 2.0 Apr 21 '12 at 23:01
  • $\begingroup$ So the thing to do when you hit the cap is immediately downvote and un-downvote a few thousand answers. How cool is that! $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson Apr 22 '12 at 5:54

This rare case is corrected nightly, and happened last night. The check for the reversal just isn't worth it (it's negative 99.9999% of the time), so we clean up at night for these crazy rare cases.

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    $\begingroup$ Just for the fun of it I am going to game this bug every now and then! :-) $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Apr 23 '12 at 13:38

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