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It says "Hit the daily reputation cap on 50 days."

What exactly does it mean?

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See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/32160/… –  Brandon Dec 16 '09 at 23:26
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It means you have hit the daily reputation limit of 200 rep points 50 times. This can be accomplished consecutively or non-consecutively.

You can only earn up to 200 reputation points per UTC day. Accepted answers and bounties are not limited to the cap.

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Thank you for clarification –  Christina Brooks Dec 16 '09 at 23:27
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"You can only earn up to 200 reputation points per UTC day." Accepted answers and bounties are not limited to the cap. –  LeakyCode Dec 17 '09 at 0:36
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Note that it doesn't require the limit to be hit non-consecutively... it just doesn't require it to be hit consecutively either :) –  Jon Skeet Dec 17 '09 at 7:14
    
I always thought it meant to hit the DRC for the first time before your 51th day after your registration! –  Knu Feb 11 '11 at 1:37
    
Omg, i've trying to cap my reputation at least to 10 point per day over 42 consecutive days. Question asked 1.5 year ago, but title of 'Epic' budget was changed some days ago. I was also confused. –  Andrew Orsich Apr 24 '11 at 6:37
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To clarify the definition, it means you ended the day with 200 reputation or higher.

It's possible to hit the cap during the day and then lose rep later. If this happens you don't get credit towards epic/legendary for that day, even if you "left rep on the table" from upvotes received while you were at the cap.

This hits me particularly hard, as it's the difference for me between already having the legendary badge and still being some 40 days away.

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"If this happens you don't get credit towards epic/legendary for that day" - this is not true now, right? –  nvl Apr 5 '10 at 7:34
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