Earlier today I downvoted an answer, then after the OP had edited it I retracted my downvote. In between I had hit the daily rep limit of 215 (including one accept) and now after retracting my downvote I find I have 216 rep for the day.

Obviously the determined gamer's strategy should be to make lots of downvotes early in the day then retract them all at the end of the day :-)

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    $\begingroup$ Related: meta.stackexchange.com/q/13851/209806 $\endgroup$
    – Qmechanic Mod
    Jun 29 '15 at 17:52
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    $\begingroup$ While this seems like unwanted behaviour, recall that you can only retract votes after such a long time if the post has been edited, so the gamer will either have to edit a lot or have a lot of luck ;) $\endgroup$
    – ACuriousMind Mod
    Jun 29 '15 at 17:53
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    $\begingroup$ @ACuriousMind I wonder if personally editing it will make a difference or not ;) $\endgroup$
    – Danu
    Jun 29 '15 at 18:19
  • $\begingroup$ Are you saying you gain reputation by retracting downvotes? It just your own reputation point you get back, right? $\endgroup$
    – Bernhard
    Jun 29 '15 at 18:29
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    $\begingroup$ @Bernhard: see my comment to tgp2114's answer $\endgroup$ Jun 30 '15 at 5:08
  • $\begingroup$ @JohnRennie I was a bit confused by your formulation. So you went from x-1 to x+215. Then retracted the downvote to get x+216. I read it as you went to x-1+215. $\endgroup$
    – Bernhard
    Jun 30 '15 at 17:09
  • $\begingroup$ John, since meta posts are really meant for generic site policies and information, I think you can make a much better case if you also incorporate @Danu's pointer and accordingly edit the post! $\endgroup$
    – 299792458
    Jun 30 '15 at 18:46
  • $\begingroup$ @TheDarkSide: I'm not sure I follow your meaning. $\endgroup$ Jun 30 '15 at 19:28
  • $\begingroup$ What I meant was, since as ACuriousMind had pointed out, editing bit is a crucial freak factor here. So, from the point of view of gaming, things would be easier, if the gamer had 2k+ already, so that editing is not a concern anymore. $\endgroup$
    – 299792458
    Jul 1 '15 at 5:56
  • $\begingroup$ @TheDarkSide: ah, you confused me by referring to Danu's pointer. I don't plan to edit the post because it isn't meant to be a gamer's guide. I posted only because I was amused at having (accidentally) gamed the system and gained a whole one rep point :-) $\endgroup$ Jul 1 '15 at 5:58

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