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How does “Reputation” work?

I got two upvote on an answer for following question but the reputation got only 3.

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For one upvote, I got +3 and none for another vote.

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marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, Pops, John, BoltClock's a Unicorn Jun 26 '12 at 20:44

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I'm a bit curious why you even got the 3, as that would put you at 203 for the day. – animuson May 18 '12 at 5:30
    
@animuson Yes that's weird. – Yannis May 18 '12 at 5:31
    
@animuson Off the top of my head, maybe downvotes he cast? – waiwai933 May 18 '12 at 5:33
    
@waiwai933: Those aren't supposed to be counted towards the daily limit. See this question. – animuson May 18 '12 at 5:35
up vote 3 down vote accepted

You've hit the rep cap for the day.

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then how come +3 ? what is 3 reputation means ? – Lucifer May 18 '12 at 5:26
    
what you mean by rep cap? – Romil Kumar Jain May 18 '12 at 5:28
    
@Romil You can earn up to 200 reputation daily from upvotes and suggested edits (excluding rep from having your answer accepted) – Yannis May 18 '12 at 5:29
    
@yannis, it means if I got more than 200 reputation from upvotes then what will happen for the reputation of further upvotes. – Romil Kumar Jain May 18 '12 at 5:42
    
@Romil It's a daily limit, you can only earn 200 reputation per UTC day. Every upvote after that doesn't earn you reputation, you can still earn badges though. – Yannis May 18 '12 at 5:44

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