I have noticed this interesting behaviour of the reputation audit: if I hit the rep cap, the
rep cap was reached counter is incremented immediately. However, the
rep cap was exceeded counter only gets incremented after my first rep change the next day. For example, this is what I saw today morning:
... -- 2010-06-01 rep +262 = 15495 ** total rep 15495 :) days represented 114 rep cap was reached on 22 days rep cap was exceeded on 31 days
And then, after downvoting an answer:
... -- 2010-06-01 rep +262 = 15495 3 2955997 (-1) -- 2010-06-02 rep -1 = 15494 ** total rep 15494 :) days represented 115 rep cap was reached on 22 days rep cap was exceeded on 32 days
Note that the behaviour is not specific to downvotes - I have observed the same with upvotes too. Today it just happened so that my first rep change for the day was a downvote.
It's not a big issue, but is surprising to me, as I would expect the two counters are calculated in a similar way. I would be interested to know the logic behind - is this "by design" or "by chance" ?
Update: now that I refreshed my audit, it is actually back to its earlier state - apparently the answer I downvoted got deleted as spam :-)
Update2: with S.Mark's upvote and another one, now it looks like this:
... -- 2010-06-01 rep +262 = 15495 2 2932490 (10) 2 2956451 (10) -- 2010-06-02 rep +20 = 15515 ** total rep 15515 :) days represented 115 rep cap was reached on 22 days rep cap was exceeded on 32 days