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If there is a limit of 200 points per day (excluding bounty) how could these top 5 or even top ten people got score of over quarter million in about two years?
Who wrote this calculation code? It seems like the typical thing of business wanting one thing, developers thinking of another, and testers testing something else altogether; every one is a winner.

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marked as duplicate by Michael Petrotta, DMA57361, Sathya, Toon Krijthe, jonsca Sep 11 '11 at 9:57

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It's generally a good idea to understand how the system is meant to work before casting aspersions about the quality of the code/tests. –  Jon Skeet Sep 11 '11 at 8:53
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Seems like typical thing of business wanting one thing, developers thinking of another and testers testing something else altogether; every one is a winner. - say what? –  Sathya Sep 11 '11 at 8:59
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@Sathya the OP thought it's a bug in the Leagues calculation, or members gaming the system.. without enough information it's easy to fall into such pits. :) –  Shadow Wizard Sep 11 '11 at 9:15
    
@Jon Skeet I have great respect for you for many other e.g BalusC you guys deserve to be there are a great inspiration but I enjoy stirring up every one here at MSO thats why I came up with this instead of asking a straight question. –  Java Ka Baby Sep 11 '11 at 9:39
    
@Sathya I recommend you visit english.stackexchange.com more often.'Say what' is not proper question . –  Java Ka Baby Sep 13 '11 at 23:10
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@JavaKaBaby it's not meant to be –  Sathya Sep 14 '11 at 14:15
    
Say what again !!!! by the way you do not need you wear sunglasses indoor –  Java Ka Baby Sep 14 '11 at 21:22

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Please read the faq:

http://stackoverflow.com/faq#reputation

You can earn a maximum of 200 reputation per day. Please note that votes for posts marked “community wiki” do not generate any reputation, while accepted answers and bounty awards are not subject to the daily reputation limit.

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O mate last thing I expected was to see Jeff answering it :) my accusation is not real mate just wanted to know and stir ever body.Question was legit i.e how points work and how come these guys have so many with 200 CAP but the whole code and testing thing I made up. –  Java Ka Baby Sep 11 '11 at 9:41
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@Java Ka Baby: Accusing the development team of following sloppy practices and trying to "stir everybody up" are generally considered poor form around here. Don't take this the wrong way, I understand that your comments are all in good fun. But please understand also that one's subtle intentions are not always conveyed through a text-only medium. Objectively interpreted, such comments very easily come off as accusations. –  David Sep 11 '11 at 13:26
    
@David point taken +1 –  Java Ka Baby Sep 11 '11 at 21:12

The 200 points cap is just for points from upvotes - accepted answer does not count towards this limit.

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How to get over 200 reputation points every day?

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