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Different colors for different rep types in the new reputation graph

A user's reputation graph should differentiate between points that count toward the daily reputation cap and points that don't. That would provide a great visual aid to know how close you are to the reputation cap.

Am I misunderstanding this portion from the FAQ?

You can earn a maximum of 200 reputation per day. Please note that votes for posts marked “community wiki” do not generate any reputation, while accepted answers and bounty awards are not subject to the daily reputation limit.

Maybe I'm assuming in error that because accepted answers and bounty awards are not subject to the daily limit, they don't count toward badges like Mortarboard, Epic, and Legendary? Clarification either way would be greatly appreciated.

marked as duplicate by Tim Stone, kiamlaluno, Cody Gray, Jeff Atwood Aug 13 '11 at 6:43

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  • Seriously, why the down-vote? Is this such a bad post? – FishBasketGordo Aug 13 '11 at 1:38
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    The downvoter probably just thinks your suggestion wouldn't be a good idea. – sth Aug 13 '11 at 1:54
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    I would love to know why the down-voter thinks that. – FishBasketGordo Aug 13 '11 at 1:55
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    I would love to know why people who post feature requests are so sensitive about people's varied opinions on that feature request. Why do you care so much why they disagree with your suggestion? Why do you act like it's a personal insult when they cast a vote of disagreement? Seriously, it's annoying. If they wanted to post an answer or comment that outlined their disagreement, they would have done so. – Cody Gray Aug 13 '11 at 6:02

Yes, that would be great! The bars in the graph would be 2 coloured, with the cap-sensitive rep being always in the low part of the bars, while the cap-insensitive rep would be in the upper part. This way one could easily see visually, if he is going to reach the cap or not!


If you look at your reputation (not the graph), you can already differentiate between points that are considered for reaching the reputation cap: The numbers with a different background are not considered.

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