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How does “Reputation” work?

The FAQ clearly states that the reputation limit is 200, except for when an answer is accepted.

Why am I getting reputation for upvotes after I've hit the limit?

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marked as duplicate by Adam Lear Dec 29 '11 at 0:09

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up vote 10 down vote accepted

The +15 reputation you get for an accepted answer will never count towards the daily limit. From my quick-scan of your reputation thus far today, you're currently sitting at exactly 200 / 200 (because of the downvote) for the reputation cap. Any +15's you get for accepted answers are not considered in this calculation and are always added on.

Your calculation:

+10 x 18 =      180
+9 x 1   =        9
+5 x 1   =        5
+2 x 4   =        8
-2 x 1   =        2-
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                200
+15 x 6  =       90
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                290
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Awesome, thanks for the insight! And for the added calculation details. – Josh Smith Dec 28 '11 at 23:42

Why am I getting reputation for upvotes after I've hit the limit?

You aren't. Your 90 points' surplus comes from the six accepted answers you've had today.

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