I gained no reputation recently on meta, I've even lost 50 yesterday.

Still I just got the notification You've earned the "Mortarboard" badge with a link to my meta badges.

Here's what I see in https://meta.stackoverflow.com/reputation :

rep cap was reached via rep from upvotes only on 1 days
earned at least 200 reputation on 0 days

which seems a little fishy.

Had I had some activity recently I would have supposed I was voted then downvoted, or something like that, but as that's not the case, I conclude there might be some bug.


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Congrats! You are one of 350 who got the badge retroactively as result of this fix by Jarrod.

To sum it up:

To fix this, we have decided to ignore all rep changes due to downvotes - whether you cast or receive them, they will no longer deduct from your daily total towards Mortarboard, Epic, and Legendary.

On Feb 6th you got more than 200 rep due to upvotes which is enough, as downvotes no longer matter.

As for reputation audit page not showing it, it was already reported in a comment I'll bump it.

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