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I can't figure out how my reputation points were calculated for a specific answer. Here's the question.

It looks like I got three upvotes and had it marked as an accepted answer. So I'd expect 45 points total? But I have 39 points, split up as +10, +10, +15, +4 when I look at my reputation page.

I tried looking at the FAQ but didn't see anything about how your rep can go up by 4 points.

I honestly don't care about the 6 points, I'm just new to the whole SO thing and trying to get a feel for how everything works.

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

Perhaps you were near the reputation cap (200) when the last upvote happened.

If you had 196 reputation earned that day, you cannot go past 200, and would explain the +4 (reputation for accepted answers are not counted in the cap)

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Yep, that appears to be what happened. Thanks! –  Tim May 18 '11 at 13:26

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