After login on Spanish StackExchange site, I received the "Vote Down" privilege, but, my reputation is currently 116 and the vote-down privilege page says:

Awarded At: 125 Reputation

It is a possible bug?

  • Were you actually able to down vote something? The button will appear regardless, but when you click it, you will be told you don't have permission.
    – Flimzy
    Nov 21, 2014 at 13:45
  • @Flimzy I'm not able to down vote, but as my question says "I received the “Vote Down” privilege when my reputation is not enough for obtain it". I already checked and the popup window appears when I try down vote (because I haven't the enough repuattion), I'm trying report this behavior :) Nov 21, 2014 at 13:53
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    That can happen if you were above 125 rep at one time, but then lost rep (due to down votes, or un-up votes or other such activity). But it doesn't appear that this happened to you. So I'm not sure what happened--it may well be a bug. At minimum, it probably requires investigation from one of the SE developers.
    – Flimzy
    Nov 21, 2014 at 14:19
  • what do you see if you check the "privileges" tab on your main profile? Do you have a check next to vote down? Did you see that you were granted this privilege on the "recent activity" tab?
    – Diego
    Nov 21, 2014 at 17:42
  • @Diego The only notice that I have about this privilege is in the "achievements" section "right side of Stack Exchange logo, next to inbox section". BTW: I offer apologies if in future answers about my question will be in spanish :) "@Diego, you could also check my profile if I'm missing something (but I'm sure that this is the only reference to "Vote Down" privilege) that I have". Nov 21, 2014 at 20:10

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That day, 20 Nov 2014, your reputation was on 116 points:

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Checking your reputation activity we observe:

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That is, the message:

There were no net reputation changes on this day

It shows following the logic described by Nick Craver (a Stack Exchange developer) in New reputation is too verbose: upvote/unupvote, upvote again:

We now rollup in a fairly simple way: if there are 2 of a reversible vote type, we hide that group if it's within the context of a day. We won't hide something accepted yesterday then unaccepted today for example.

And most probably it belongs to some upvote you received in your only answer that day which was in Voy vs. Vengo, both correct?.

Since your post has an edition, it is most likely that someone upvoted your post and then, later on, retracted the vote. Since you edited it, the vote became unlocked again and gave plenty of time to a user to retract it. That gave you some 126 reputation for a while and the system had time enough to grant your the downvoting privilege set at 125.

As indicated in Why did I receive a message saying I have been granted a privilege, yet I don't have enough reputation?:

Your reputation was indeed over the threshold briefly (thereby triggering the message), but a voter changed their mind, reducing your reputation back below the threshold.

Note that once you receive a privilege notification message, you will not receive a second message for the same privilege, regardless of how many times your rep goes over the threshold again.

So all of this seems to make sense and be .

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