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When are these "Hit the daily reputation cap on X days" badges assigned? Are they assigned when somebody's reputation always grown in X days, or something else?

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The days don't have to be consecutive. – ChrisF Jun 28 '10 at 12:43
I'm not sure whether… or… answers your question. Or if the concept of the badge itself is confusing you, check out the original request here:… – Grace Note Jun 28 '10 at 12:55
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They are awarded when your daily reputation exceeds 200 points on 50/150 days. If you visit and scroll all the way to the bottom, you'll see the last two lines look like this:

rep cap was reached on x days
rep cap was exceeded on y days

I remember reading an answer from Jeff saying the second number applies to those badges.

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Yes, it is the second number that applies. Check out the comments here for the official statement. – Grace Note Jun 28 '10 at 13:12
@Grace: indeed, and this answer from Jeff explains it too. – Andy E Jun 28 '10 at 13:15

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