Earlier today I was at 168 reputation for the day, when I received an upvote on an answer of mine. Instead of receiving 10 reputation like I would have expected I only gained 2. I don't mind much having 7 rep less, I would have liked to get a point towards epic, but I have plenty of time left to hit the cap. However I couldn't find an explanation as to why this happened, so I thought I would bring it here in case anyone has experienced this before.


Why might I only receive 2 rep when I'm not at the rep cap?

This question is similar but I never hit the rep cap

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As explained in the faq, the daily reputation cap is not for total reputation, but rather reputation from upvotes and suggested edits.

Sum the upvotes you got today and you do have 200:

The -30 due to removed user does not affect the daily reputation cap. You can still reach 200 (and more) by getting your answers accepted, etc.

  • Ah I see, I was counting the user removed as unupvotes, I suppose they are not. Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 22:23
  • Yup, different events. Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 22:25
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    @EpsilonNeighborhoodWatch Actually, unupvotes also don't make the cap "larger", unless it is an unupvote of an upvote cast the same day.
    – wythagoras
    Commented Aug 5, 2017 at 18:07

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