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How is it possible to exceed the rep cap without reaching it?

For today I see 233 points in reputation. How is that possible?

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marked as duplicate by Robert Harvey, juanformoso, gruszczy, squillman, Ladybug Killer Jul 28 '10 at 21:22

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Thinly veiled brag? – Peter Ajtai Jul 28 '10 at 20:59
You broke the site. – Pëkka Jul 28 '10 at 21:06
20×10 + 5 + 15×2 - 2? – badp Jul 28 '10 at 21:22
This is completely not a duplicate of that other post – Michael Mrozek Jul 28 '10 at 21:34

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Certain reputation sources are immune to the cap, such as:

  • Accepting an answer or getting your answer accepted
  • Bounties
  • Account association

In fact, everything except receiving upvotes is immune to the cap.

Congratulations for exceeding it! :)

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And for earning a Mortarboard (assuming it's the first time)! – squillman Jul 28 '10 at 21:01

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