In What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it? is explained as the reputation limit works, but is not explained what is the reason for this daily limit score to exist.

My suggestion: I believe it would be useful to explain on page cited the reason for this daily limit exists.


Because it's a lot of explanation for something that only the very curious are going to care about. When your help page goes from some quick bullet points to a novel-length document, you're going to lose your audience.

Or, to put it another way, the Help pages should explain how the site works and how to do things. The justification for doing certain things a certain way doesn't need to be there.

For the really curious, they can ask on the appropriate meta site. That's what they're there for.

To wit: What is the reasoning behind the reputation cap?

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