I may have just
hit exceeded the reputation cap for the first time:
-- 2010-12-11 rep +210 = 2221
When nothing popped up to tell me I'd been awarded the Mortarboard badge, I started wondering. I came to meta to see how these badges are calculated, but I've ended up just getting more confused.
It seems the rep limit rules were changed at some point, so I'm not sure now if the rep limit is based on upvotes only (i.e. get 20 upvotes on answers in a day) or rep from any source (for me, today, I have 120 rep from upvotes, and 90 rep from my 6 accepted answers - also a record for me).
Basically, I want to know if I'm going to get my badge, or if I need to find another 6 upvotes today. Also, when would this badge be awarded? Is it an end-of-the-day thing, or would it be immediate?