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Ordinary upvoting an answer on SO adds +10, but today I get +5 upvote

is it a bug or a new feature?

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Can you post a link to the answer? –  jzd Apr 11 '11 at 19:50
    
Thanx. That's it. I didn't know about "rep cap". Where I can read about this magick number? –  fl00r Apr 11 '11 at 19:52
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@fl00r, from the faq: " A maximum of 30 votes can be cast per user per day, and you can earn a maximum of 200 reputation per day (although accepted answers and bounty awards are immune to this limit). Please note that votes for posts marked “community wiki” do not generate reputation." –  jzd Apr 11 '11 at 19:58
    
Thanx, I've found it already. Didn't know about this :) –  fl00r Apr 11 '11 at 19:59
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@fl00r: By the way, it's "thanks". –  CanSpice Apr 11 '11 at 20:15
    
Ok, @CanSpice :) but it is from english.stackexchange.com –  fl00r Apr 11 '11 at 20:18
    
@fl00r: read the comments to the answer you're referring to... –  Michael Petrotta Apr 12 '11 at 0:32
    
@Michael Petrotta, mm? –  fl00r Apr 12 '11 at 0:37
    
@fl00r: I'd assumed you were referring to this answer when you spoke of english.stackexchange.com. –  Michael Petrotta Apr 12 '11 at 0:57
    
No, I was speaking about whole site ) –  fl00r Apr 12 '11 at 1:03
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up vote 13 down vote accepted

You hit the Rep cap of 200 Rep from upvotes, so only half of an upvote counted for this answer.

You can usually find these sorts of details (i.e. what posts got you what Rep, how many upvotes you've gotten for the day, etc.) broken down in your user profile Rep graph (the graph even shows the 200 Rep threshold).

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that's the answer! Thanx. –  fl00r Apr 11 '11 at 19:53
    
I clicked your link, but didn't see anything there about the '200 Rep from upvotes'. I see the daily 200 limit, but that's it. Can you update the link to show specifically where that's said? (I just got hit with the +5 thing too.) –  MarqueIV Apr 13 '11 at 21:02
    
@MarquelV: The line that mentions the maximum 200 reputation per day also states that "accepted answers and bounty awards are immune to this limit", thus the limit only applies to Rep from votes. A little more detail can be found here‌​. –  gnostradamus Apr 18 '11 at 14:26
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