Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

Possible Duplicate:
How does “Reputation” work?

I answered this question on StackOverflow today and I noticed that my rep stopped going up after the 12th vote. I am now on 19 up-votes and my rep has not increased since.

The question itself has not became a community wiki (nor is my answer) so I am wondering if this is this a bug or not?

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Adam Lear Sep 4 '12 at 21:57

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.

Audit your reputation using . It will show you all of the reputation you've accumulated today: it's possible you hit the rep cap thanks to votes on other items. Check that and see if you haven't actually hit the cap yet. – Grace Note May 17 '10 at 18:36
up vote 5 down vote accepted

It seems you've received 28 upvotes today, so you've hit the reputation cap.

But you have the Mortarboard badge, so shouldn't you already be familiar with this?

share|improve this answer
@mmyers: ah no I wasn't aware that your rep was capped! What is the reason for capping I am failing to see the purpose :S – James May 17 '10 at 18:38
He only has 247 rep, which means he's only hit the rep cap once. He probably received the Mortarboard for his rep-cap-hit today – Mitch Dempsey May 17 '10 at 18:38
@webdestroya: this is relating to my SO account – James May 17 '10 at 18:39
The purpose is to prevent Jon Skeet's rep from causing an integer overflow – The Unhandled Exception May 17 '10 at 18:39
+1 Fair point @Josh lol – James May 17 '10 at 18:40
@James: "How does reputation work?". – Georg Fritzsche May 17 '10 at 18:40
In seriousness though is there a real reason for the cap? – James May 17 '10 at 18:49
@James: Psst, there is a search on meta too. "Reasoning ...". – Georg Fritzsche May 17 '10 at 18:51
@gf: thanks for the link – James May 18 '10 at 8:04

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