How does “Reputation” work?
Since there is a daily rep limit of 200, how can users with who have been members for less than 5 years have 400k reputation?
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Because there are other things that don't count toward the daily limit, e.g. +15 for an accept of your answer, +2 for accepting someone's answer, bounties, etc. I've received over 300 on many days mostly because of accepts.
accepted answers and bounty awards are not subject to the daily reputation limit.
However note that it was recently suggested the wording be made more clear.