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I now have 218 rep on EL&U from today, 15 of which is from an accepted answer. What I'm wondering is, how did I get 203 rep in one day?

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(I'm perfectly happy for things to be this way, but I'm curious.) –  Daniel δ Jun 27 '11 at 18:26
    
OK, now I've just gotten upvoted on an answer, and got no rep. How am I missing 3 rep that is not counted toward the rep cap? –  Daniel δ Jun 27 '11 at 18:34
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up vote 8 down vote accepted

The FAQ reports the following text:

A maximum of 40 votes can be cast per user per day, however, to reach the maximum you must vote on at least 10 questions. 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.

Accepted answers is referring to both your answers, accepted by who asked the question, and the answers that you accepted.
You accepted two answers, which would give you 4 points; you probably down-voted an answer, and that would take you to 3 points beyond the limit of 200. Add your answers which were accepted, and you go to 233.

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There's my answer! Thanks! –  Daniel δ Jun 27 '11 at 20:20
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