Yesterday in the evenings, I foolishly tried to trigger two reputation recalcs within a short time span and received the error message

Reputation cannot be recalculated more than once per day.

So I tried another recalc in the morning of the next day, only to receive the same error message again. I then found this answer about the recalc feature, stating "Note that you can only do this once every 24 hours" (which is more specific than "once per day"). And indeed, a few minutes after 24 hours had passed since my last successful recalc, I was allowed to trigger another recalc. Therefore, I suggest to change the error message to

Reputation cannot be recalculated more than once every 24 hours.

EDIT: How does "Reputation" work? was updated to include the "one recalculation every 24 hours" limit. The actual recalc error message, however, still reads "once per day".

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    @PopularDemand: It was about 18:35 yesterday. Today my recalc attempts failed at 18:30 and succeeded at 18:40, so I'm quite sure "once every 24 hours" is to be taken literally.
    – lockstep
    Dec 7, 2011 at 19:10

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Soon this will no longer be necessary, since recalcs will be a thing of the past. Instead we will start keeping your reputation in sync at all times, and with a more detailed history available in your profile showing exactly what happened.

You can read more about it here: Recent Reputation History Changes

  • I wanted to suggest adding a moderator-only "status" tag to my question, but found no appropriate one. So I created "status-moot". If I have missed the correct tag, please feel free to retag.
    – lockstep
    Feb 26, 2012 at 10:53
  • @lockstep - I'd say technically it's [status-declined], but we're fixing the underlying issue here so...yeah, just left it off :) Feb 26, 2012 at 10:54

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