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How is it possible to have a +8 reputation for an upvote? Is this a bug, or is it possible to give a partial up-vote? I verified, and there's 1 upvote and 0 downvotes, so somehow it must have treated the up-vote as 8 points.


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I just verified, you did indeed. – Matthew Read Oct 3 '11 at 22:39
@Pekka it resolved itself when I did a reputation recalc. Since there was an accept in the mix, and since the rep for the day was below 215, I don't think i hit the rep cap. – Foo Bah Oct 3 '11 at 22:39
@MatthewRead but now that I did the recalc, it shows up as +10. Why would it have shown up as +8 before that (looking back, there was no intervening change) – Foo Bah Oct 3 '11 at 22:40

You hit the rep cap for the day - congrats!

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Indeed.. but see my answer please - have I found a bug? – Shadow Wizard Oct 4 '11 at 8:01

Weird, for external viewer (like me) it shows you got 10 points:

10 rep screenshot

As Geoff correctly said the real amount gained is 8 due to daily rep cap, so the display of 10 looks like a bug.

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Did you read the comments on the question? After he did the recalc it showed as +10 for him too. – agf Oct 4 '11 at 8:04
<blush>nope</blush> - so it's still not really explained why it initially showed just 8. – Shadow Wizard Oct 4 '11 at 8:13
Well, if 8 was correct (the tag wiki edit counts towards the rep cap) that is what it should show (I've had upvotes show as less than 10 before due to downvotes or downvoting), and I don't know why it says 10 now. – agf Oct 4 '11 at 8:22
Are you sure tag wiki edit approval counts towards rep cap? From what I know, the cap limits only rep from upvotes. – Shadow Wizard Oct 4 '11 at 8:25
No, I'm not sure ("if 8 was correct"). If it doesn't count, then it was definitely a bug or a result of some complex situation. – agf Oct 4 '11 at 8:28

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