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Hey all-

If I hit/exceed the daily reputation cap on a day, then start a huge bounty (say, +200) so that my net reputation gain is only +30 or +40, does it still count as hitting/exceeding the reputation cap for the purposes of the Epic and Legendary badges?

I apologize if this is a trivial question, but I'm curious since if it counts against Epic/Legendary then I think we're motivating the wrong behavior - you're better off not starting bounties on days when you're earning a lot of reputation.

Thanks!

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Most of us don't have that problem. :-) –  Bo Persson Mar 16 '11 at 0:05
    
Epic/Legendary is not CONSECUTIVE days, unlike Enthusiast/Fanatic, so it is hardly a problem at all. People who would care would at most wait another day or two. –  RichardTheKiwi Mar 16 '11 at 0:10
    
That's true, but it still seems odd to force people to exceed the reputation cap a few more times just because they were investing the points they'd earned trying to get an answer to a question. –  templatetypedef Mar 16 '11 at 0:11
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Bounty is excluded from rep cap. If your bounty is 200, you cannot recover it from questions - sorry.

The 200/day rep cap applies (only) to

+10 Your Answer was upvoted
+ 5 Your Question was upvoted
+ 2 Accept answer to a question
+ 2 Your Suggested Edit was accepted
- 2 Your Question/Answer was downvoted
- 1 You Downvoted an Question/Answer
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