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The R-E-S-P-E-C-T hat is documented as "hit the daily reputation cap", but I got it on Math.SE at only 225 rep points today, of which 45 came from accepts. There are still 20 points to go before I cap.

Perhaps the description should have been "earn 200 reputation point in a day", like how the Epic/Legendary badges work?

  • Rep cap is 200. You say you have 225? Hmmmmm – Oded Dec 16 '13 at 17:13
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    @Oded: Rep cap is 200 but does not apply to points from accepts and bonuses. – Henning Makholm Dec 16 '13 at 17:14
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    It's never too early to earn r-e-s-p-e-c-t, but it can sometimes be too late. We're just being cautious is all. – Tim Post Dec 16 '13 at 17:19
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    Looks correct to me. In the 1 day timespan he has +18 votes and +3 checkmarks (being the math guru we should just assume he added this correctly the first time :P). – Travis J Dec 16 '13 at 17:19
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    @Travis: The rep cap only kicks in after 20 (answer) upvotes. At +18 there are still two to go. – Henning Makholm Dec 16 '13 at 17:20
  • @HenningMakholm - That would be the "looks correct" part about this bug report :). He is 2 votes short of the cap for the day yet still earned R-E-S-P-E-C-T. – Travis J Dec 16 '13 at 17:22
  • @TravisJ: Oh, sorry then. Thought you said that the behavior looks correct. – Henning Makholm Dec 16 '13 at 17:22
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    Since the "rep cap" badges (Mortarboard, Epic, Legendary) use 200 as a target and not actually hitting the rep cap, I'm going to guess this is status by design. – psubsee2003 Dec 16 '13 at 17:36
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    I earned this hat from being awarded a 250-point bounty. – Michael Hampton Dec 16 '13 at 17:38
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The daily reputation cap is 200 reputation. While accepts are not part of the reputation cap itself, it is demonstrable that "hitting the reputation cap" is intended to mean "get at least 200 reputation", which is the same way the mortarboard badge, epic badge and legendary badge function.

In these instances, there are only a small number of things that do not count towards the reputation cap (including association bonus) so it's reasonable to accept that "getting 200 reputation" is the intended target for this hat.

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    Yup! [Need more chars.] – hairboat Dec 16 '13 at 18:51
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    It should be documented as such, then, not as "hitting the cap" which demonstrably has not happened. – Henning Makholm Dec 16 '13 at 20:00
  • @HenningMakholm: It uses the same wording as the mortarboard badge, basically. If you have a beef with that, then your question is basically a dupe of posts here berating the description for that badge. – Martijn Pieters Dec 16 '13 at 23:00
  • @MartijnPieters: At Math.SE at least, Mortarboard is documented as "Earned at least 200 reputation (the daily maximum) in a single day". It doesn't say anything about hitting the cap. – Henning Makholm Dec 17 '13 at 1:11
  • (I'll accept this for the alidash anyway :p ) – Henning Makholm Dec 17 '13 at 1:14

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