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Just curious. This is what my rep audit looks for today:

 1   3436375 (15)
 2   3481588 (10)
 2   3481588 (10)
 2   3481612 (10)
 2   3481612 (10)
 2   3481656 (10)
 1   3481612 (15)
 1   3468630 (2)
 2   3481741 (10)
 1   3481741 (15)
 1   3481656 (15)
 2   3481886 (10)
 2   3481892 (10)
 2   3481886 (10)
 3   3481979 (-1)
 2   3481920 (10)
 2   3481886 (10)
 1   3481892 (15)
 2   3481892 (10)
 2   3455456 (5)
 2   3482217 (10)
 2   3482217 (10)
 1   3482217 (15)
 8   3455456 (-50) << bounty offered
 2   3483197 (10)
 2   3483197 (10)
 2   3483353 (10)
 2   3483353 (10)
 2   3483353 (10)
 2   3483353 [6]   << capped from here onwards
 2   3483353 [0]
 2   3483197 [0]
-- 2010-08-14 rep +242  = 4784      

It seems like you rep lost via bounty can't be "recovered" past the daily cap (unlike points lost due to downvotes).
Is this by-design?

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Consider adding this as an answer to this question. –  Jon Seigel Aug 14 '10 at 14:56
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Yes, bounties are totally and completely immune to the rep cap.

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I know they are when you are receiving bounties, but it doesn't seem like you can gain back points you lost by offering a bounty - not past your reputation cap. If that makes sense. –  NullUserException อ_อ Aug 14 '10 at 13:37
    
@Null yup, I think that is by-design. –  Pëkka Oct 13 '10 at 16:01
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