What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 127 Stack Exchange communities.

This question already has an answer here:

My answer was upvoted twice, but I got rep only once, which is has amused me the most!

enter image description here

Before answering, please do note that I've gone through quite a few posts where there were different reasons given for the Rep not getting added for answer which was upvoted!

  1. Reached max. limit of 200. But I guess its no more applicable, as I've gained 240 rep in a day earlier.

  2. Made the answer Community wiki. But that's not the case for my answer as my answer was not marked Community wiki. Here's a snapshot for that too.

enter image description here

As its seen, I edited the answer to check if it was marked CW, but it wasn't. This has totally puzzled me. May be I'm unaware of some new rule which was introduced by SO. Please enlighten me on that.

P.S:- Just as I finished typing my question, my answer got accepted and I got the 15 Rep for that. But it was upvoted again which leaves me with the 10 Rep for the first upvote and 15 rep for the accept. The 20 rep for the other 2 upvotes are missing!

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by hims056, bluefeet, Jim, Bart, Daniel Fischer May 6 '13 at 12:03

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

5  
You just hit the daily reputation cap. Congratulations. –  hims056 May 6 '13 at 12:00
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 1 down vote accepted

You hit the reputation cap for the day. It's still +200 rep - the 240 you saw probably involves accepted answers or bounties. Quoting the FAQ answer:

You can earn a maximum of +200 reputation from upvotes and suggested edits in any given day. Accepted answers and bounties are counted separately (source). Reputation "lost" from the reputation cap is not awarded on following days.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .